Monitoring the Victorian Guidelines
The Construction Code Compliance Unit (CCCU) in the Department of Treasury and Finance monitors compliance with the Victorian Code and Victorian Guidelines and receives reports of alleged breaches.
The CCCU provides advice at the tender stage and during the project. As part of the monitoring process, the CCCU conducts site visits, inspections and audits.
The CCCU will provide feedback and report to the head contractor as appropriate, including where alleged breaches of the Victorian Code or Victorian Guidelines are identified.
The monitoring of compliance with specific statutory requirements remains the responsibility of the relevant government agencies that administer those requirements.
Head contractors will be required to ensure that their contractors allow Victorian Government authorised personnel to:
- inspect any work, material, machinery, appliance, article or facility;
- inspect and copy any record relevant to the project; and
- interview any person
as is necessary to demonstrate compliance with the Victorian Code and Victorian Guidelines.
Principal contractors must ensure that their contractors allow Victorian Government authorised personnel to monitor and investigate compliance as above through relevant contractual documents allowing authorised personnel to access sites, documents and personnel.
The 2013-14 Budget papers are now available on the Budget website.
Future direction for public private partnerships
The Treasurer has announced a set of reforms that will guide the next phase of PPP investment in Victoria.
Natural Disaster Financial Assistance
Councils need to provide financial assistance claims for all eligible costs associated with infrastructure repairs for the 2010-11 Victorian floods, as well as any other natural disaster events which occurred during 2010-11, by 30 June 2013.
The 2012-13 Model Report is now available. This document assists Victorian government departments and other public sector entities with the planning and preparation of disclosures for the 2013 Annual Report.