NSW Department of Planning and Environment

On 4 August 2021, the Department issued Fire Safety Orders to the University of New South the owners of Building J17 - University of New South Wales Kensington Campus - Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - “Ainsworth”, Kensington NSW 2052 to remove identified external wall panels on the building consisting of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP). ACP is combustible and poses a fire safety risk. The owners are required to replace the ACP with a non – combustible product and provide an inspection report issued by an accredited certifier, certifying that the replacement panels and method of installation comply with the Building Code of Australia. The owners are required to develop and implement fire safety measures to reduce the fire safety risks associated with the cladding until the rectification work is complete.


Page last updated: 21/09/2021