The Victorian Cladding Taskforce will:
- Assess the extent of non-compliant external cladding on Victorian buildings
- Advise on the rectification of non-compliant external cladding
- Recommend changes to the regulatory system.
The Taskforce will also strengthen the Government’s ability to detect and address non-compliant cladding and provide safeguards so buildings adhere to construction and fire safety laws, making them safe to occupy.
28 September 2017
The Taskforce is currently preparing an audit methodology and rectification strategy for the non-compliant use of cladding on Victorian buildings, which may represent a risk to the public
Due to the scale and complexity of the work, it may take considerable time before a robust, consistent method of identifying cladding and assessing risks with a view to rectification or additional safety measures, can be put in place.
We understand that there is significant community concern about potentially unsafe cladding and we want to ensure there is clear guidance for residents, owners, owners’ corporations and building managers.
- Advisory Note 1 Fire Safety Actions for Residents, Building Owners, Owners’ Corporations and Facilities Managers (PDF, 395.4 KB) or (DOCX, 38.0 KB).
16 August 2017
The Victorian Cladding Taskforce today announced the start of a pilot visual building inspection program which will help determine the extent of aluminium cladding in Victorian buildings.
The Victorian Cladding Taskforce is chaired by former Premier and architect Ted Baillieu, and former Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning Professor John Thwaites. Its members include senior representatives from Victorian Government departments and key agencies.
|The Hon Ted Baillieu||Co-chair||Victorian Cladding Taskforce|
|Prof the Hon John Thwaites||Co-chair||Victorian Cladding Taskforce|
|Ms Christine Wyatt||Deputy Secretary, Planning||Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning|
|Mr Nick Foa||Deputy Secretary, Finance & Infrastructure and Director of Housing||Department of Health & Human Services|
|Mr Simon Cohen||Deputy Secretary, Regulation, DJR and Director, Consumer Affairs Victoria||Department of Justice & Regulation|
|Mr Craig Lapsley||Emergency Management Commissioner||Emergency Management Victoria|
|Mr Greg Leach||Acting Chief Fire Officer||Metropolitan Fire Brigade|
|Mr Rob Spence||Chief Executive Officer||Municipal Association of Victoria|
|Dr Owen Donald||Chief Commissioner||Victorian Building Authority|
|Mr John Prendergast||President||Victorian Municipal Building Surveyors' Group|
|Mr Michael Coffey||Head of Hazardous Industries and Industry Practice||Worksafe Victoria|
The Victorian Cladding Taskforce is overseeing a comprehensive audit of Victorian buildings to identify instances of inappropriate cladding that pose an unacceptable risk to human life.
In conjunction with other agencies, it will develop a process for the prompt rectification of non-compliant cladding issues.
The Taskforce will provide interim recommendations on immediate issues, and an outline and timetable for further work to the Minister for Planning in October 2017.
This will inform the further program of work the Taskforce will undertake.
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