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.

Other south-east Queensland localities round out the top three with Brisbane followed by the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, with 677 and 249 building assessments moving through Part 2 respectively.

Cairns and Townsville complete the top five with 152 and 148 building assessments moving forward respectively.

Toowoomba had the lowest percentage of registered building assessments progressing to Part 2, with 32 buildings assessments requiring further investigation, or less than 8 per cent of registered assessments.

Statewide, more than 4300 buildings assessments are continuing through Part 2 of the Safer Buildings combustible cladding checklist, which requires building owners to engage a building industry professional to complete a report on the materials used on the building’s exterior.

With more than 20,000 building assessments registered with the QBCC before 31 July 2019, around 68 per cent of the buildings registered are now effectively cleared following the conclusion of Part 1.

Owners completing Part 2 have until 31 July 2019 to engage a professional and provide the report to the QBCC.

However, building owners who already know or suspect they have combustible cladding on their building are able to progress directly to Part 3, saving the cost of engaging a building industry professional.

The QBCC blog has a guide to help buildings owners locate the right building industry professional to meet the requirements of Part 2 of the Safer Buildings combustible cladding checklist before the deadline on 31 July 2019

For more information on what is required of building owners and building industry professionals for Part 2, visit www.saferbuildings.qld.gov.au

Note: Local Government Areas with fewer than 10 buildings continuing to Part 2 have been omitted.

Data is correct as at 29 March 2019.

map showing safer buildings submissions