Series VPRS 3821
Metric Building Plans
About this Series Related Series Accessing the records in this Series
Date Range: Series 1973 - cont
  Series in Custody 1973 - 1998
  Contents 1973 - 1998
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1973 - 1987 Public Works Department (previously the Department of the Commissioner of Public Works) VA 669
1988 - 1991 Ministry of Housing and Construction VA 2907
1991 - 1992 Department of Planning and Housing VA 3013
1992 - cont Department of Planning and Development VA 3094
1996 - cont Department of Infrastructure VA 3971
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
2014 - cont Public Transport Victoria VA 4968
2014 - cont Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure VA 5003
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    FOR ACCESS TO THE PLANS IN THIS SERIES PLEASE CONTACT:

    Plan Room
    Central Records Management Unit
    Building Services Agency
    Department of Infrastructure

    Telephone: (03) 9655 6206

    (PLEASE CONTACT THE PLAN ROOM BEFORE YOUR VISIT)

    Function / Content

    This series consists of post-metric building plans created by VA 669 Public Works Department and subsequent agencies. These plans were created from the commencement of the metric system of weights and measures, replacing plans which were created under the previous system (VPRS 3686 Pre-Metric Building Plans).

    The plans relate to works carried out by this Department on buildings which it designed and/or constructed including government department offices, schools, hospitals and police stations. Various types of building plans including architectural, structural engineering, electrical, mechanical and civil/hydraulic plans are included in this series.

    Each plan also contains a registration number; plan name and date.

    System of Arrangement and Control

    Each plan has a registration number which comprises an annual single number and an alpha-numeric suffix. The annual singe number comprises a year which indicated when the plan was created and a number which referred to the job number. The alpha-numeric suffix indicates the size of the drawing.

    Plan numbers are allocated from a register held in the Plan Room office identified above. The plans are indexed by a sequence of cards also maintained there. These cards serve to identify all plans for a particular building. There may be a number of cards created for a building, each identifying particular types of plans. These may include cards which record all of the architectural, structural, civil/hydraulic, electrical and mechanical plans for the building.

    The plans are physically arranged in bags in registration order - approximately 20 per bag. In each bag there is a detailed list of each plan. This list details the reference number of the plan (when each plan is filmed it is given a consecutive number); plan name; registration number and whether the plan has been retained by the controlling Department. A copy of these lists is retained in the Issues Office, Laverton Repository.

    Microform copy

    All of the plans in this series have been progressively microfilmed since 1981. The microform copy is in the form of aperture cards (VPRS 3822, Post-Metric Building Plans - Aperture Cards).

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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Date Range Series Title Series Number
1973 - 1999 Card Index to Building Plans VPRS 11926
Controlled SeriesControlled Series
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Previous SeriesPrevious Series
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Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
- 1973 Pre-Metric Building Plans VPRS 3686
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List/s of records in this seriesList/s of records in this series
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1977 - 1978 Closed 0
P0011 1973 - 1998 Open 38
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1973 - 1999 Card Index to Building Plans VPRS 11926
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