An interagency Cladding Taskforce was established as part of the NSW Government’s action plan to address fire safety risks in relation to external combustible cladding on buildings.
The Taskforce is overseeing the implementation of the Government’s action plan.
The Cladding Taskforce comprises representatives from the Department of Customer Service including Fair Trading, the NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC), the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), the Office of Local Government (OLG), Treasury and the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC).
One of the initiatives under the action plan is the implementation of the new laws that make it a requirement for owners of certain residential and public buildings to register their building on a NSW Government portal if the building has combustible cladding.
Further information and resources developed by the Taskforce are below.
About the Taskforce
- Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with External Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2018 and State Environmental Planning Policy Amendment (Exempt Development – Cladding and Decorative Work) 2018 visit the NSW Planning website
- Ban on the use of certain types of aluminium composite panels, for more information on the ban visit the NSW Fair Trading website
Tips and advice
- For strata managing agent and building, property and maintenance managers and real estate agents visit NSW Fair Trading
- For tips on high-rise fire safety visit the NSW Fire & Rescue page
- For councils and other authorities undertaking or reviewing combustible cladding assessments, see the Guide to Combustible Cladding