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Private Buildings Cladding Scheme Launch

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This week MBA ACT CEO, Michael Hopkins, attended the launch of the ACT Government Private Buildings Cladding Scheme. The voluntary Scheme announced by Minister for Sustainable Building and Construction, Rebecca Vassarotti MLA, will assist eligible Owners Corporations by contributing 50% (up to a maximum of $20,000 ex GST) of the costs of having cladding on their apartment building or cluster of buildings tested and assessed.

This checking includes:

  • Testing to confirm whether it is combustible cladding;
  • Assessing the material to understand the level of fire safety risk to residents of the building by the combustible cladding on the building;
  • A report on the works that need to occur to reduce the fire risk to low level and an approximate cost of those works; and
  • Advice on interim fire safety actions that can be taken on the building until works are complete.

MBA ACT worked with the ACT Government on the design of this scheme, on behalf of MBA members.

The ACT Government are looking to establish a Register of Suppliers for their Private Buildings Cladding Scheme. This list will help property owners find suppliers who can help them test and assess their cladding materials.

They are looking for professionals who are qualified, licenced, insured and experienced in cladding works as:

  • Project Managers
  • Fire Engineers
  • Building Certifiers and Building Surveyors
  • Structural and/or Façade Engineers
  • Architects
  • Quantity Surveyors

If you are interested in being a potential supplier on the Register, you can access the application form here.

Click here for further details about the scheme.

Click here to view the grant guidelines.

For all questions about about the Private Buildings Cladding Scheme please email claddingprogram@act.gov.au 

For enquiries relating to the use of cladding on future building projects, please contact the Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) at EPSDDComms@act.gov.au.

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