A COURT case has highlighted cross-Border issues in the construction industry after a roof plumber was charged over a licencing issue.
Luke William Roscoe was spoken to by the Victorian Building Authority at a work site in Wodonga last October.
He was fully licensed in NSW but not in Victoria.
The Wodonga Magistrates Court heard Roscoe started a business with another man last January and mainly worked in NSW.
His partner was licenced in Victoria, and Mr Roscoe was able to work with him in Victoria, but the man was offsite on the day.
Roscoe, who has no criminal history or dealings with police, immediately applied for a Victorian licence after the incident.
The maximum fine for the offence is nearly $50,000.
Magistrate Fran Medina placed him on a six-month undertaking, without conviction, and ordered him to pay the authority's costs of $1140.