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September 2023 Library Update

The myBIG library is constantly growing with new content.

From Australian Standards to legislation, codes of practice to technical specifications, and everything in between, myBIG holds the most current Building and Construction industry resources.

These are the documents recently added, or updated, in myBIG September 2023.

Compliance Codes

WorkSafe Victoria

An approved compliance code provides practical guidance on how to achieve the standards of work health and safety required under the WHS Act and the Work Health and Safety Regulation (the WHS Regulation) and effective ways to identify and manage risks.



Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (VIC)

The main purposes of this Act are: (a) to create a legislative framework to give effect to the objects of this Act; and (b) to repeal the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985; and (c) to provide for matters of a transitional nature and make consequential amendments. (VIC legislation.)

Workers Compensation Act 1958 (VIC)

An Act to consolidate the Law relating to Compensation to Workers for Injuries arising out of or in the Course of their Employment. (VIC legislation.)

Equipment (Public Safety) Act 1994 (VIC)

The main purpose of this Act is to provide for public safety in relation to prescribed equipment and equipment sites. (VIC legislation.)

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (VIC)

This Act may be cited as the Dangerous Goods Act 1985. (VIC legislation.)

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (VIC)

The objectives of these Regulations are to further the objects of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and to further the objects of the Dangerous Goods Act 1985. (VIC legislation.)

Magistrate’s Court (Occupational Health and Safety) Rules 2015 (VIC)

The object of these Rules is to provide forms of application to the Court under sections 83 and 85 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. (VIC legislation.)

Dangerous Goods (HCDG) Regulations 2016 (VIC)

These Regulations come into operation on 31 July 2016.

Smoke Alarm Legislation (QLD)

Explains Queensland smoke alarm legislation changes as of 2017 and 2027.

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 (FEDERAL)

These regulations are the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995. (FEDERAL legislation.)



DES 048 Chiller Schedules

NATSPEC worksections cover a wide range of chillers including those with centrifugal, screw or scroll compressors, air or water cooling and heat recovery. Absorption chillers are also included; the chiller worksections also include options for specifying requirements such as IPLV and NPLV; this TECHnote aims to help specifiers to complete the included schedules.

DES 047 Specifying Air Filters

Discusses options for specifying particulate air filters for air conditioning and ventilation.

GEN 033 Understanding Two-Part Specifications

NATSPEC produces a range of specification worksection templates which include technical and quality requirements for most building types.


Industry resources

This research project set out to review the state of digitalisation of the class 2 (multi-unit) building sector of the NSW construction industry with specific reference to the production of design drawings and as-built drawings.
Commissioned in 2017 by the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to assess the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia and to examine a range of issues outlined in comprehensive terms of reference for their work. in particular the report focusses in a succinct way on shortcomings in the implementation of the National Construction Code (NCC).
Explains how NatHERS assessments work and is an essential tool for NatHERS assessors.
Provides a comprehensive guide to community recovery in Australia.
A guide for those businesses and building professionals that must ensure the products and materials they procure and use in building and construction are ‘fit for purpose’ and conform and comply with Australian building laws and standards and any other local requirements.

COAG Energy Council Hydrogen Working Group

The Strategy is the culmination of considerable analysis, consultation with experts, industry and the public, and an extensive body of original research.
This document forms an addendum to the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings and outlines the opportunities for improving existing buildings, both commercial and residential.

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September 2023 Library Update