21 SEPTEMBER 2019
The ACT Greens say the government should consider auditing Canberra’s apartment buildings for potentially dangerous flammable cladding. The government launched an audit of territory-owned buildings in July 2017, weeks after the deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London put the global spotlight on the use of aluminum and polyethylene cladding.
But the ACT government isn’t inspecting privately-owned buildings, relying instead on insurance companies to pass on information about the presence of non-compliant cladding material. The Owners Corporation Network have been urging the government to extend its audit beyond government buildings, arguing high-rise apartment blocks posed the greatest safety risk.
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