As highlighted in our previous cladding update titled New Queensland law requires all building owners to check their properties, owners of relevant buildings were required to have registered and begun a three stage process to ensure their buildings’ safety via the Queensland Governments Safer Buildings website by the end of March.
Those of you with buildings that potentially have combustible cladding will have already registered your building and completed Part 1 of the Combustible Cladding Checklist.
If your building was affected, Part 2 of the Checklist was due for completion by this Friday, 29 May, however the Government has provided a two month extension to the compliance period for Part 2 and Part 3a of the Checklist.
The new deadline for completing Part 2 of the Checklist is Wednesday, 31 July 2019 and owners are required to:
If indicated, following the completion of Part 2, owners will be required to comply with Part 3a of the cladding provisions which involves engaging a fire engineer and registering their details with the QBCC.
The deadline for Part 3a has been extended from 29 August 2019 to 31 October 2019.
The extensions follow a significant number of requests to allow property owners and bodies corporate more time to meet deadlines around identifying buildings with potentially combustible cladding.
If you have any questions about ensuring your building complies with the Safer Buildings process, please contact Special Counsel Sharon O’Toole on 07 3224 0273.
Article by Special Counsel, Sharon O'Toole and Solicitor, Frances Kelly
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