Fire protection regulation in Victoria: what does the future hold?

Like most jurisdictions, Victoria has been reforming its construction sector.

Over the last couple of years, new regulations have seen the introduction of vocational licensing, improved audits, and better stakeholder education.

At the centre of these reforms is the Victorian Building Authority, which has carriage of the sector and which has been actively pursuing better practices.

In this session, Andrew Cialini, State Building Surveyor, Victoria, will give some insights into the Government’s activities to date and what the future may look like.

Andrew Cialini

Andrew Cialini

State Building Surveyor, Victorian Building Authority

As the State Building Surveyor, Andrew is an industry advocate for building surveyors and building practitioners across Victoria. He brings a wealth of knowledge to this important role, with more than 30 years’ industry experience as a building surveyor as well as roles in the private sector as a structural design engineer and as an adviser to the Government of South Australia.

Andrew is passionate about the industry and its future. He has led the creation and implementation of the Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors to improve standards, trust and oversight in the building industry and help keep Victorians safe. Andrew is also driving new career pathways to address the critical shortage of building surveyors.

 Active participation with industry is fundamental to Andrew’s role and he chairs several state government committees and engages regularly with industry associations, forums and working groups.