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Safer Buildings: Parts 2 and 3a deadlines extended

Bodies corporate and building owners across Queensland have been given additional time to complete Parts 2 and 3a of the Safer Buildings combustible cladding checklist.

To ensure building owners and bodies corporate have adequate time to call meetings, seek competitive quotes and make the necessary decisions for the completion of Parts 2 and 3a, the new deadlines will be as follows:

STCs recent visit to Cairns

In early April 2019 the Service Trades Council visited Cairns to meet with local tradies in the area through an industry forum. The forum was a great success with good discussion held on the big changes impacting the plumbing industry in Queensland. During their stay, the STC also visited a site in Cairns to talk to workers and learn more about construction work happening in the local area. This site visit was kindly hosted by the Cairns Regional Council.

Free industry Forum in Brisbane

The Service Trades Council holds free industry forums throughout Queensland each year. These forums provide an opportunity for the Council to meet with licensees and hear about issues affecting the industry. These forums are also a way for licensees to learn about important changes in the industry and to ask questions.

Safer Buildings: map shows concentration of audited buildings across Queensland

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) has released a map highlighting the concentration of buildings being audited for combustible cladding in Queensland.

The state’s capital unsurprisingly tops the list with around 2300 building assessments continuing through Part 2 of the Safer Buildings combustible cladding checklist. More than 9200 building assessments were registered in Brisbane during Part 1 of the checklist.

Safer Buildings: How to find the right Building Industry Professional

Safer buildings graphic

Part 2 of the Safer Buildings combustible cladding checklist is now underway and it requires relevant building owners to engage a Building Industry Professional to assist with its completion.

With the help of Building Industry Professionals, Part 2 will bring us one step closer to peace of mind when it comes to understanding the extent of combustible cladding use in Queensland.

Safer Buildings combustible cladding checklist ticks over to Part 2 

The QBCC is continuing to work with building owners to identify combustible cladding and ensure Queenslanders are safe. 

The Part 1 deadline elapsed on 29 March 2019, with some buildings required to continue to Part 2. 

Part 2 of the three-part Safer Buildings checklist will get us one step closer to peace of mind. With the expertise of building industry professionals, we will be able to narrow down further how many buildings in Queensland have potentially combustible cladding. 

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