Dr Anthony Lynham


Safer Buildings update

Safer buildings for Queensland

3 April, 2019 –

The Queensland Government is working with Queenslanders to ensure they are safe in the buildings where they live and work.

On 1 October 2018, the Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 came into effect.

This required certain owners to complete the combustible cladding check-list. The three-part checklist, hosted on the Safer Buildings website helps owners identify if combustible cladding is on their building. It also helps determine what rectification work, if any, is required.

All privately owned buildings that are in-scope must be registered on the “Safer Buildings” website.

Owners of these buildings should have already completed Part 1 of the Safer Buildings process which was due on 30 March 2019.

Owners who haven’t completed Part 1 already should do this as soon as possible or risk a fine.

They will also have to complete Part 2 of the checklist, which will mean hiring a building industry professional to clarify the type of external cladding on their building.

Owners are required to complete Part 2 of the check-list by 29 May 2019 or risk a further fine.

Many owners will find that they are able to exit the process after Part 1 or 2 because their buildings do not contain combustible cladding.

With the expertise of our building industry professionals, we will be able to further narrow down how many buildings in Queensland have potentially combustible cladding; and determine how to make these buildings safe for occupiers.

Useful resources

Queensland Building Plan fact sheet [PDF]

Safer Buildings Q&As [PDF]