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Fire safety order issued to Urbanest Cleveland Street Pty Ltd, the owner of the building at 142 Abercrombie Street, Redfern – student accommodation (MP 07_0158, City of Sydney LGA)

On 15 August 2018, the Department issued a fire safety order to the owner of the building at 142 Abercrombie Street, Redfern, to remove all the external wall panels on the building consisting of aluminium composite cladding (ACP). ACP panels are combustible and pose a fire safety risk. The ACP panels on the building are on sunshades, planter boxes and slab edge cladding.


The owner is required to replace the panels with a non-combustible product and provide an inspection report issued by an accredited certifier (A1 or C10) certifying that the replacement panels and method of installation comply with the Building Code of Australia. The fire safety order also included interim measures to reduce fire safety risks associated with the cladding until the rectification work is complete.


UPDATE: February 2019 – the works required under this order have now been completed

Page last updated: 11/02/2021