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MAV Insurance Bulletin

Issue 12: July 2013

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In this issue:

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Planning & Environment Act amendments
Help desk Q&As
Revised motor vehicle damage claim threshold amount
New Australian standards on climate change adaptation
Sports Injury Prevention Taskforce
Places of public entertainment permit reforms
Local flood information
Report on rural drainage
Events

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Planning & Environment Act amendments

Claims under the Liability Mutual Insurance scheme may be affected by the Victorian Planning and Environment Amendment (General) Act (2013), which amends the Planning and Environment Act (1987). In particular, the amendments may affect policy holders regarding compensation for wasted expenditure in the case of cancellation or amendment to a planning permit.

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Help desk Q&As

This month’s answers to MAV Insurance help desk questions are about: community safety and water bodies in residential areas, falling tree limbs in caravan parks and camping grounds, and road hazards related to residential wheelie bins.

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Revised motor vehicle damage claim threshold amount

The updated threshold amount for motor vehicle damage claims that occur on or after 1 July 2013 and are covered by s 110 of the Victorian Road Management Act (2004) is $1290.

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New Australian standards on climate change adaptation

Standards Australia has released AS 5334-2013 Climate change adaptation for settlements and infrastructure: a risk based approach.

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Sports Injury Prevention Taskforce

Implementing and managing risk-management strategies and sports injury prevention plans for sporting clubs, sports’ organising bodies, teaching facilities and local government are outlined in the Sports Injury Prevention Taskforce final report.

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Places of public entertainment permit reforms

Community-based and non-profit organisations in Victoria will no longer have to apply for a places of public entertainment permit when running an event that uses recreational facilities larger than 500 m2 and has less than 5000 people attending.

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Local flood information

Local flood guides for residents and business owners and emergency plans for municipalities have been launched by the Victoria State Emergency Service.

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Report on rural drainage

A recommendation to limit the virtual strict liability of Victorian councils for any unreasonable flow onto another person’s land has been made in the Environment and Natural Resources Committee’s final report of the Inquiry into Rural Drainage.

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Events

Best Practice Forums, round two

Register now for round two of the 2013 Best Practice Forums. If you have suggestions regarding potential speakers or topics email Bridget Muhrer at Bridget.Muhrer@jlta.com.au

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VMIA Risk Conference

MAV Insurance members are able to attend the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority’s (VMIA) Risk Conference on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 October. The conference will be held at Hilton on the Park, Melbourne. Tickets for MAV Insurance members are $1100.

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