Regulation reviews

The Subordinate Legislation Act 1994 provides that all regulations have a sunset (or expiry) date, which is generally 10 years from the date on which the regulations are made. This is to ensure that regulations are regularly reviewed to remain efficient and effective.

Before remaking regulations, the responsible Minister is required to ensure that consultation occurs with affected parties, and that the impacts of the regulations on individuals or groups are adequately assessed.

Building Regulations Sunset Review

The Victorian Government has completed the review. The Building Regulations 2018 have been made and will commence on 2 June 2018.

As part of the review, the Victorian Government held a public consultation on a regulatory impact statement and the Draft Building Regulations 2017.

A Notice of Decision, which explains the issues raised in the submissions and the reasons for the final decision, is available at Outcomes of the Building Regulations Sunset Review.

The new Building Regulations 2018, which commence on 2 June 2018, are available at www.legislation.vic.gov.au

For more information about the Building Regulations Sunset Review, contact building.submission@delwp.vic.gov.au

Plumbing Regulations Sunset Review

The Victorian Government has completed the sunset review of the Plumbing Regulations 2008. The Plumbing Regulations 2018 were made on 2 October 2018.

As part of the review, the Victorian Government held a public consultation on a Regulatory Impact Statement and the draft Plumbing Regulations 2018.

A Notice of Decision, which explains the issues raised in the submissions and the reasons for the final decision, is available at the Outcomes of the Plumbing Regulations Sunset Review web page.

The Plumbing Regulations 2018 will mostly commence on 18 November 2018, except for certain regulations that will commence in 2019. The Regulations are available at www.legislation.vic.gov.au.

For more information on the review, email the review team at plumbing.review@delwp.vic.gov.au or go to Engage Victoria.

Page last updated: 30/10/2018