Close up of red brick wall with section of mortar being replaced with a hand tool

The Heritage Council of Victoria, in partnership with Heritage Victoria, has launched two Heritage Technical Codes to help address the absence of specific provisions in the Building Code of Australia. This absence has created issues for the maintenance and repair of historic buildings, where heritage fabric is frequently removed or damaged.

The Codes have been produced as part of a pilot project to enable the Heritage Council and Heritage Victoria to better understand the challenges and opportunities of developing such Codes, and also to allow for stakeholder feedback, which will be sought until July 2021.

More information about the pilot project, and how to provide feedback, is available here.