Complete the cladding checklist or pay the penalty

Construction & Engineering Update - 20 March 2019

By 29 March 2019, building owners in Queensland will need to complete the online combustible cladding checklist.

As a result of amendments to the Building Regulation 2006 (Qld) on 1 October 2018, building owners may now be required to register their buildings and complete the online combustible cladding checklist (https://www.saferbuildings.qld.gov.au/).  This process is intended to identify buildings in Queensland that may contain combustible cladding.

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is contacting the owners of buildings in Queensland that may be required to register.  Regardless of whether an owner receives a letter from the QBCC or not — if they own a building within the categories of buildings noted below, an owner must register and complete the checklist online.  

The regulations apply to buildings that are:

  • Class 2 - 9;
  • of a type A or B construction; and
  • were built or had the cladding altered after 1 January 1994 but before 1 October 2018.

To view the classification of building, click through to the BCA website here.

Owners of these buildings must register online and complete part 1 of the checklist by 29 March 2019 —penalties apply for failing to complete the checklist in time.  Owners may apply to QBCC for an extension of time to complete part 1.

Further assessment (if required) must be completed by 29 May 2019.  

For further information or to get started, register here

In NSW, building owners were required to register by 22 February 2019.  Visit this NSW Government website for further information on the NSW registration requirements. 

Consultants who are assisting clients to navigate this process should ensure that they have appropriate terms of engagement in place, as well an ensuring that their insurance will cover them if they provide these services.

Key dates

  • 1 October 2018 — The regulation comes into effect.

  • 29 March 2019 — Owners to register buildings and complete the combustible cladding checklist (part 1).

  • 29 May 2019 — (If required) Owners to complete the building industry professional statement and complete the combustible cladding checklist (part 2).

  • 27 August 2019 — (If required) Owners to engage fire engineer and register their details on the combustible cladding checklist (part 3).

  • 3 May 2021 — (If required) Complete the building fire safety risk assessment, fire engineer statement and the combustible cladding checklist (part 3).  

Authors

Micheal Loterzo | Partner 
Dean Balassis | Lawyer

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