Victoria’s response to cladding discussed at industry forum

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Victorian Building Authority CEO Sue Eddy joined the Co-Chairs of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce, Ted Baillieu and John Thwaites, at an industry forum on cladding in February.

Mr Baillieu and Mr Thwaites made keynote presentations, before a wide-ranging panel discussion was held with Mr Baillieu, Ms Eddy, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s Director of Building, Trevor Pisciotta, and Managing Director of Hickory, Michael Argyrou.

During the discussion, Ms Eddy shared insights from the government’s cladding audit program.

“The assertion that buildings are only being declared retrospectively non-compliant does not stack up against the evidence the VBA has gathered through its audit program,” Ms Eddy said at the event.

The VBA started inspecting priority buildings before Christmas as part of the Victorian Cladding Audit.

“Regardless of what materials are used on your building, now is a good time to review the fire safety features and procedures for your building,” Mr Baillieu added at the forum.

Read the full media release from the event on the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s website.

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