The Queensland Government has launched the Safer Buildings website to help identify buildings that may have combustible cladding.
Queensland building owners may need to complete the combustible cladding checklist. and register their building.
Coming into effect on 1 October 2018, the Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 will apply to owners of buildings which:
- are a class 2-9 which includes retirement living
- are of a type A or B construction
- are built, or have had the cladding altered, after 1 January 1994 but before 1 October 2018
The three stages of the new obligation are:
- 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. The website also includes the relevant forms outlined in the regulation, and a FAQ section.