Combustible Cladding Advice

McKenzie Group provides trusted advice to building owners regarding combustible cladding and assists in meeting respective legislation in each state.

Combustible Cladding Statutory Responses are as follows:

  • Queensland: Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 (QLD) (the Regulation) amends the Building Regulation 2006 (QLD) effective 1st October 2018.
  • New South Wales: Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with External Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2018 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979; effective 22nd October 2018
  • Victoria: Victorian Cladding Taskforce established to investigate the prevalence of combustible cladding across Victoria. It has a preliminary finding of 1369 buildings with possible combustible cladding. Building notices area issued by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).

In Queensland we have completed the Part 1 registration process for a number of our clients. The legislative process associated with the Queensland Government Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 (BOLCAR) has now progressed to Part 2 with completion due 29 May 2019.

McKenzie Group are Building Industry Professionals having a team of Level 1 accredited Building Certifiers, Fire Safety Professional and Registered Professional Engineer RPEQ Fire Safety Engineering. We can provide the necessary review and advice in the next parts of the combustible cladding registration process.

The Queensland regulations apply to all buildings which are:

  • Class 2 – 9; and
  •  of Type A or B construction; and
  •  built or have had the cladding altered after 1 January 1994, and before 1 October 2018.

The Regulation has four components, each with a specific deadline.

The following key dates for building owners are identified in the Safer Buildings regulation (Queensland Government Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 (BOLCAR)):

29 March 2019

  • Register your building(s) and complete the combustible cladding checklist (part 1).
  • This part responds to four questions. Dependant on the outcomes to the four questions the building may proceed to Part 2 or Part 3 of the process.

29 May 2019

  • Complete the building industry professional statement and combustible cladding checklist (part 2).
  • Respond to additional questions with more detail around cladding and any potential combustible cladding and locations.
  • Complete the Form 34 declaration

27 August 2019

  • Engage a fire engineer and register their details on the combustible cladding checklist (part 3).
  • This part refers to assessment of the cladding and temporary mitigation measures. This must be completed by a Fire Engineer.

3 May 2021

  • Complete the building fire safety risk assessment, fire engineer statement and combustible cladding checklist (part 3).

To discuss your obligations and for further information, please contact us.