30 Apr New Cladding Laws – Part 2 Update
New Cladding Laws – Part 2 Update
All Queenslanders have the right to feel safe in all buildings where they live, work and play.
As we have previously communicated the QLD Government moved forward on the issue of flammable cladding, with the Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018, which amended the Building Regulation 2006 and State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014, and commenced on 1 October 2018.
The Safer Buildings for Queensland initiative was established to help identify buildings in Queensland that may have potentially combustible cladding.
The deadline for Part 1 of the three-part Safer Buildings combustible cladding checklist has now passed and clients that were required to complete Part 1 have had their building registered and the combustible cladding checklist on the Department of Housing and Public Works website has now been completed.
Class 1 buildings did not need to register; these are typically single dwelling houses and most townhouses.
(Information on building classification can be found here Classification Summary of Buildings and Structures .)
Hartley’s Lifestyle Strata Services are currently liaising on behalf of our clients to ensure the next phase, (Part 2), is complied with and we will be contacting the small group of clients that are impacted, via their committee, with the next steps that they will need to follow.
With the expertise of a building industry professional, we will be able to further narrow down how many buildings have potentially combustible cladding.
Part 2 requires a building industry professional to complete the Form 34 – Building Industry Professional Statement.
The deadline for Part 2 of the Safer Buildings combustible cladding checklist is 29 May 2019.
If during Part 2 the building is advised that their building may be an affected private building they will be required to engage a fire engineer to assess the cladding and register their details on the combustible cladding checklist. If required Part 3 will need to be completed by 27 August 2019.
The final phase to be completed by 3 May 2021 is to complete the building fire safety risk assessment, fire engineer statement and the combustible cladding checklist (Part 3).
As your accredited body corporate managers Hartley’s Lifestyle Strata Services is working closely with our impacted clients to ensure they comply with these new laws.
Should you have any questions specific to your building please contact your accredited Body Corporate Manager.
More information on the Safer Buildings for Queensland initiative can be found here https://www.saferbuildings.qld.gov.au/
Simon Barnard is the Managing Director and Principal of Hartley’s Body Corporate Management which is a medium sized strata firm established in 2004 at Sherwood and now operating out of Graceville, Newstead, North Lakes and Bribie Island. Simon is in his 6th year as President of the Board of Strata Community Australia (QLD) and was recently recognised for his service to the industry with a fellowship of the organisation and Life Membership.
Simon also is a past board member on the SCA National Board and is engaged at an International level through many consultative groups and associations. He meets regularly with the Industry Stakeholders group which is convened by the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management and the Office of the Attorney General and actively engages at all levels of government.
Simon has recently been invited to represent the Strata industry on the QLD Government Ministerial Housing Consultative Committee tasked with advising on developing and delivering quality housing outcomes for people and communities. His contributions at an International, National and State level involve working with key stakeholders and government to ensure lot owners, industry employees, suppliers and Bodies Corporate needs are addressed through Government policy reform, education and training.