Owners of non residential buildings over 3 storeys (or over 2 for Aged Care Facilities) built between 1994 and 2018, are obligated to act under the regulations that took effect on 1st October, 2018.
There are 3 phases to the obligations with different deadlines for each phase. The first step requires owners to register by 29 March, 2019 or face disciplinary action from the QBCC.
Building Owners should review the requirements discussed in the article and determine whether their property is impacted to ensure they can meet the deadlines.
These obligations apply regardless of whether a building development approval was given for the building and associated cladding work or if there is a current certificate for cladding. To identify whether combustible cladding exits, the Building Regulation 2006 requires building owners to complete a three step process. Firstly, by 29 March 2019, relevant building owners must register and complete the combustible cladding checklist (part 1). Failure to register by this date is an offence under the Building Regulation 2006 and may result in disciplinary action from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, including the imposition of fines.