The Queensland government has made amendments to the Building Regulation 2006 (The Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 (QLD)). The new laws came into effect in Queensland from 1 October 2018, which now require building owners to register their building and complete a combustible cladding checklist.
This comes as part one of a three stage rollout. Stage two will require building owners to engage a building industry professional, where it’s not yet clear if combustible cladding has been used on the property. Should the property have combustible cladding, building owners will then need to engage a fire engineer to complete a risk assessment of the property (stage three).
This new legislation will effect buildings that are a class 2 – 9, of type A or B construction, built or have had the cladding altered after 1 January 1994 but before 1 October 2018. Failure to register and complete the combustible cladding checklist is an offence and may result in disciplinary action from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).
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