Tackling High-Risk Cladding To Keep Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a world-first program to tackle high-risk cladding and keep Victorians safe.

Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Planning Richard Wynne to announce a $600 million package to fix buildings with combustible cladding.

The grants will fund rectification works on hundreds of buildings, found to have high-risk cladding, to make sure they’re safe and compliant with all building regulations.

The program will be overseen by a new agency, Cladding Safety Victoria, which will manage funding and work with owners corporations from start to finish.

The Labor Government will directly fund half of the rectification works and will introduce changes to the building permit levy to raise the other $300 million over the next five years.

Rectification of buildings with high-risk cladding and the establishment of a dedicated cladding agency were key recommendations from the final report from the Victorian Cladding Taskforce released today.

The Taskforce was established by the Labor Government in 2017 to identify how many buildings had combustible cladding and potential solutions to fix them.

The Taskforce has also recommended the Victorian Government seek a contribution from the Commonwealth to help fund rectification, as combustible cladding is a national problem.

The Taskforce, headed by former Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and former Deputy Premier John Thwaites, has worked with the Victorian Building Authority to identify 15 buildings that will have their cladding fixed first.

Work on these high-risk buildings was funded in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 and will begin in the coming weeks. Cladding Safety Victoria will also be contacting owners corporations and property owners shortly, starting with those whose buildings are at the greatest risk.

The government will also review the state’s Building Act to identify what legislative change is needed to strengthen the system and better protect consumers.

For more information, including a copy of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce’s final report, visit https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/building-policy/victorian-cladding-taskforce

Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“This world-first program will fix the buildings most at risk and keep Victorians safe.”

“Combustible cladding is a national problem and we want the Federal Government to be part of the solution here in Victoria.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne

“This isn’t just about safety, it’s about fairness for people who bought apartments in good faith and were let down by dodgy builders or dangerous building products.”

Ref: Premier(on 16 July 2019). Tackling High-Risk Cladding To Keep Victorians Safe

. Retrieved from https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/tackling-high-risk-cladding-to-keep-victorians-safe/

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针对可燃性的高层建筑外墙以确保维多利亚州人的安全

维多利亚州长安德鲁斯(Daniel Andrews)工党政府将建立世界首个解决可燃性高层建筑外墙问题的计划,以确保维多利亚州人民的安全。

维多利亚州长丹尼尔安德鲁斯(Daniel Andrews)与规划部长理查德韦恩(Richard Wynne)一起宣布了针对那些可燃性外墙的高层建筑  —  6亿澳元的规划项目。

政府将资助数百座建筑物的整修工程,这些建筑物被发现具有可燃性的外墙,经过整修后以确保它们安全并符合所有建筑法规。

该规划将由新的代理机构CLADDING SAFETY VICTORIA监管并与物业公司合作。CLADDING SAFETY VICTORIA将从头到尾管理资金。

目前澳大利亚工党政府将直接资助一半的整改工程,并将对建筑许可证征税进行修改,以便在未来五年内筹集3亿元的整改款项。

修复具有可燃性外墙的建筑物并建立专门的外墙机构,是今天维多利亚州外墙专案组(VICTORIAN CLADDING TASKFORCE)发布的最终报告。

该专案组由澳大利亚工党政府建于2017年,以确定有多少建筑物具有可燃性外墙以及可能的解决方案。

专案组还建议维多利亚州政府寻求澳洲联邦政府的捐款,以资助可燃性外墙的整修,因为这是一个全国性的问题。

由前维多利亚州州长泰德·百鲁(Ted Baillieu)和前副州长约翰·斯威特斯(John Thwaites)领导的专案组与维多利亚州建筑权威机构合作,确定了15座高层建筑将首先进行整修。

在未来几周内, 整修工作将会从那些建筑物风险最大的开始,费用将会来自于维多利亚州2019/20的预算。CLADDING SAFETY VICTORIA也将尽快联系物业公司和业主们。

政府还将审查该州的“建筑法”,以规范和完善建筑法规,强化系统并更好地保护消费者的权益。

欲了解更多信息,包括VICTORIAN CLADDING TASKFORCE的最终报告副本,请访问https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/building-policy/victorian-cladding-taskforce

引用维多利亚州长丹尼尔安德鲁斯 (Daniel Andrews)的话

“这项世界首创的规划将修复可燃性建筑物的外墙,保障维多利亚州人保持安全。”

“可燃性外墙是一个全国性的问题,我们希望联邦政府成为维多利亚州解决方案的一部分。”

引用规划部长理查德韦恩( Richard Wynne)的话

“这不仅仅是关于安全,由于狡诈的建筑商以及他们所使用的危险建筑材料而使得投资者和自住人士对购买高层公寓产生了畏惧感,对建筑商的信誉度也大打折扣。”

Ref: Premier (on 16 July 2019). Tackling High-Risk Cladding To Keep Victorians Safe. Retrieved from https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/tackling-high-risk-cladding-to-keep-victorians-safe/

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