21 July 2021
The ACT Government has been warned that unsafe cladding could become the Territory’s “second Mr Fluffy” if a full audit is not carried out and more support is not offered for rectification works.
President of the Owners Corporation Network, Gary Petherbridge, has raised concerns about the government’s duty of care to around 90 residential apartment buildings which may have combustible cladding, describing government offers of concessional loans as “minuscule” by comparison to the risks.
“The government is the one which certified that these buildings are ready for occupancy … and if they are certifying that they are ready for occupancy and safe, then the government still has some responsibility there,” he said.
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