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Cladding Checklist in Queensland

6 Sep 2018

The Queensland Government has introduced new obligations on owners of private and local government buildings to undertake a mandatory ‘combustible cladding checklist’.

Coming into effect on 1 October 2018, the Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 will amend the Building Regulation 2006 and State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014 to include a statutory three stage process for owners to undertake in order to determine the safety of their cladding.

The three stages of the new obligation are as follows:
Part 1 will require owners to register with QBCC through an online portal and complete a preliminary risk checklist. Subsequent stages will only apply if a building is deemed to be at risk of being affected by combustible cladding. (Must be completed by 29 March 2019)
Part 2 will require owners of buildings identified through Part 1 to obtain an ‘industry professional statement’ outlining the risk profile of the building. (Must be completed by 29 March 2019)
Part 3 will apply to buildings deemed to be potentially affected by combustible cladding through the first two stages. A building fire safety risk assessment by a fire engineer will be required. (Must be completed by 3 May 2021)

Buildings determined to be affected through this process will be required to display a notice in a conspicuous position on the building and provide a copy of risk assessments to lot owners and tenants.

Should you require assistance with interpreting the new legislation and addressing your obligations, please contact our Brisbane office on (07) 3834 9800.