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.

Latest news

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.

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.

Taskforce members

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.

NameTitleOrganisation
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

Next steps

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.

For more information email: claddingtaskforce@delwp.vic.gov.au