NSW Combustible Cladding Services

Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with External Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2018

OBJECTIVE

The main objective of this Legislation is to identify buildings with Combustible Cladding installed that may catch fire and thus put the lives of occupants at risk.

IS YOUR BUILDING AFFECTED BY THE LEGISLATION?

  • Only buildings of Class 2, 3 and 9 over 2 levels
  • Class 4 section of a class 9 building over 2 levels
  • Buildings that were Occupied before 22 October 2018
    • Residential apartment building
    • Building used for accommodation
    • Hospital or nursing home
    • Public building
    • Non-residential building that contains a dwelling

WHAT ARE BUILDING OWNERS REQUIRED TO DO?

Information for strata managing agents and building, property or maintenance managers and Real Estate Agents

Find out if the building has aluminium cladding

Review all design and construction documents to determine whether external wall cladding made of aluminium composite panels was used on the building

Check that the annual fire safety statement for the building is up-to-date

You should also ensure that all fire safety maintenance measures have been addressed

Engage a fire safety professional

If aluminium composite panels have been used on the building engage a fire safety professional to:

  • review and inspect the cladding – including the suitability of the type of material used and installation method
  • check the overall fire safety of the building
  • provide an assessment of any steps required to maintain or improve the building’s fire safety

Take immediate action to make any recommended changes to the building

QBM ARE HERE TO HELP

QBM will take the stress out of the process and take all the risks.
We will guarantee the building owner is covered and that all legislative time-frames are achieved.
We can update all other required documentation and plans: including the Fire and Evacuation Plan and the Emergency Management Plan.

HOW QBM WILL HELP YOU – A Stress Free Process

Building Owner will need to:

  1. Appoint QBM as Agent
  2. Supply order to complete the process:
    1. Stage 1
    2. Stage 2 (only if required)

QBM will then complete the following process:

(full confirmation of requirements is yet to be developed by NSW Government)

Stage 1

  1. We will complete all requirements of the Stage 1 process and give the client a written report.
  2. We will also keep copies of all required documentation for the legislative periods.

Stage 2

  1. Only required if Combustible Cladding is installed on the building.
  2. Owner engages a Fire Engineer to develop a Building Fire Safety Risk Assessment.

THE LEGISLATION

Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with External Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2018

What buildings are affected?

Division 7C

Identification of certain buildings with external combustible cladding

Note. Clause 167 (1) (c) provides that this Division applies only to class 2, class 3 and class 9 buildings of 2 or more storeys and to any class 4 part of a class 9 building of 2 or more storeys.

WHAT BUILDING OWNERS NEED TO DO?

Division 7C

Identification of certain buildings with external combustible cladding

186S Certain building owners must provide registration details of building and its cladding

(1) The owner of a building that has external combustible cladding must provide the Planning Secretary with details about the building and its cladding.

(2) The following details are required to be provided under this clause:
(a) the name and address of the owner of the building,
(b) the address of the building,
(c) the classification of the building under the Building Code of Australia,
(d) the number of storeys in the building, above and below ground,
(e) a description of any external combustible cladding applied to the building, including the materials comprising the cladding,
(f) a description of the extent of application of external combustible cladding to the building and the parts of the building to which it is applied.

(3) Those details must be provided:
(a) in the case of a building that was or had been occupied before this clause commenced—on or before 22 February 2019, or
(b) in any other case—within 4 months after the building is first occupied.
(4) Those details must be provided through the NSW planning portal, unless the Planning Secretary agrees in writing that they may be provided in another manner.

KEEPING COMPLETED CHECKLISTS

186U Register of buildings that have external combustible cladding

(1) The Planning Secretary may establish and maintain a register of buildings that have external combustible cladding.

(2) The register may contain:
(a) any details provided to the Planning Secretary by the owner of a building under this Division, and
(b) any other information that the Planning Secretary considers appropriate.

(3) The Planning Secretary may do any or all of the following:
(a) make the register, or any part of it, available to Fire and Rescue NSW, any council, or any other person,
(b) make the register, or any part of it, available to the public,