Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has welcomed a new Deputy Chief Commissioner to the Victorian Building Authority, Justin Madden.
Mr Madden served in the Victorian Parliament in both the upper and lower houses from 1999 until 2014, as the Member for the former Doutta Galla Province and the Member for Essendon.
During his tenure, Mr Madden served as Minister across portfolios including Planning, Sport and Recreation, Youth Affairs and was the Minister for the Commonwealth Games under the Bracks and Brumby governments.
Mr Madden is well-known in Victoria for his stand-out AFL career, notching up 332 games for Carlton and Essendon, and is also an architect.
“Justin Madden’s career-defining strengths as a team player compliment his experience in government and as an architect," said Mr Wynne, "he is a great fit for Deputy Chief Commissioner with the VBA.
“Our building authority is always working for the benefit of building practitioners, plumbers and consumers. Its strong board will continue to strengthen the industry’s integrity and efficiency."
The Victorian Building Authority is the state administrator for the building and plumbing systems, overseeing building permits and building surveyors, registration and licensing of plumbers, and supporting the Building Practitioner Board.
Mr Madden has been appointed for three years, joining VBA Chief Commissioner Bill Kusznirczuk, Chief Executive Prue Digby and fellow board members in supporting Victoria’s building regulation body.