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The Lacrosse building fire in Docklands, Melbourne, has highlighted issues with external wall construction and the use of certain aluminium composite panels as part of an external wall system or as an attachment to an external wall.

 

The use of non-compliant cladding on multi-storey residential buildings has a potential for rapid vertical fire spread via the façade of the building and may present an increased risk to occupants, the public and firefighting personnel.

 

Awareness of this emerging issue is undertaken through publications from the Australian Building Codes Board, Fire and Rescue NSW and the Department of Planning and Environment. Information relevant to this matter is located below.

 

A draft regulation on combustible cladding is now exhibition until Friday 16 February 2018.

 

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Page last updated: 07/02/2019