Cladding drama heats up
CLADDING and insulation from the Cairns Performing Arts Centre will be put under the burners in Canberra today as authorities put their flammability to the test.
The $71.1 million project’s scheduled December 15 launch date was called into doubt as it entered a list of 735 buildings across the Cairns region – including the Cairns Hospital’s new wing – with potentially unsafe aluminium composite cladding.
Cairns is not the only region dealing with fallout from strict new combustible cladding laws. The Queensland Government says about 12,000 buildings are in question.
Douglas Shire strata property owners can learn more about the rules at a free seminar next month. Archers partner and seminar moderator Grant Mifsud said the laws would have a significant impact on bodies corporate.
“If you own property in a low medium or high-rise strata scheme, these regulations will affect you,” he said. “Combustible cladding inspection specialists, as well as legal experts, will present the facts and provide practical solutions to achieve compliance …”