QLD – Crackdown on cladding

Via City Beat- Glen Norris

The Queensland construction watchdog is cracking down on potentially deadly combustible cladding, launching a series of prosecutions over the past year against building owners.

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) said 18 building owners, body corporates and individuals pleaded guilty in Brisbane Magistrates Court between May 2022 and January this year in separate prosecutions brought by the watchdog.

QBCC commissioner Anissa Levy, says the prosecutions under the safer building program had helped create more certainty and safety in regard to construction materials used on Queensland buildings.

“These laws help protect us all in the buildings where we live, work and gather, and were introduced following the tragic death of 72 people in London’s Grenfell Tower in 2017,” Levy says. The Lacrosse Apartment fire in Melbourne’s Docklands in 2014 also raised concerns about the use of combustible cladding…..Click to continue reading Cladding news 7 Feb 2023

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