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Subterranean termites (termites) are prevalent throughout the whole of Victoria. Termites pose an economic risk to homes, buildings and structures in all Victorian municipalities. (CSIRO)
To many Victorians, this could mean that their family home (perhaps their greatest lifetime asset), is placed at risk. (CSIRO)
Termites cause untold damage Australia wide. It has been estimated conservatively estimated by Archicentre (the building advisory service branch of the Royal Institute of Architects) that in Australia, the annual cost of repair of damage to timber-in-service caused by termites has been to be $780 million per annum which is more than the costs for fire and storm damage combined. The cost for Victoria has been estimated to be in excess of $200 million per annum.
48 of 78 victorian municipal councils have currently declared their municipality as termite infested and thus builders are required to install termite protection in these areas.
A recent CSIRO Report has advised that due to the magnitude of termite infestation in Victoria “that all Victorian municipalities (metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria) are regions in which all dwellings and structures are likely to be subject to termite infestation and need to be redesignated from undeclared (unprotected) to declared.”(CSIRO)
“It is the opinion of CSIRO that all presently undeclared (unprotected) municipalities should be immediately redesignated to declared in order to safeguard all properties, residents and structure owners in these regions. The risk of infestation of homes, buildings and structures by termites appears to be far greater than has been previously recognised.” (CSIRO)
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