In September 2018 we published an update on new combustible cladding requirements following the Queensland parliament passing the Building and other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 (Qld), which came into effect on 1 October 2018.

The Amendment requires private building owners to complete an assessment process and checklist through an online registry system managed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission ("QBCC").

The online checklist is part of the Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018, which is aimed at identifying buildings in Queensland that may have potentially combustible cladding. The regulation is applicable to buildings that are:

  1. privately or local government owned;
  2. Class 2 – 9;
  3. of a type A or B construction; and
  4. were built, or had cladding altered after 1 January 1994 but before 1 October 2018.

Building owners must register and begin the new statutory three stage process through the 'Safer Buildings' website combustible cladding checklist.

By 29 March 2019 relevant owners must have registered their buildings and completed the combustible cladding checklist (part 1).

If further assessment is required under part 2, this must be completed by 29 May 2019.

Buildings determined to be affected through this process will be required to display a notice in a conspicuous position on the building and provide a copy of risk assessments to lot owners and tenants.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.