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- Clause 4.6 of the Standard Instrument LEP currently in review
- 4 steps to acquiring a Construction Certificate and Development Application approval in Sydney
- How to achieve a cost-effective building design
- Draft Local Environmental Plan now on exhibition for the City of Parramatta Council
- Changes to Home Building Act now in effect
- New Housing Diversity SEPP to hinder build-to-rent and seniors housing developments
- Update on developer contributions
- Low Rise Housing Diversity Code now operating in all NSW local government areas
- NCC 2019 Amendment 1 has taken effect!
- The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW)
- Changes to what is deemed "physical commencement"
- COVID-19 buys time on DA process
- Alternative assessment introduced for large boarding houses
- Draft Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019
- Canterbury LEP changes to Boarding Houses
- The Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code (MDHC) has been deferred again
- Changes to Certifiers' compliance powers and new provisions for CC's and OC's
- The Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code has been deferred
- NCC 2019 has taken effect!
- The introduction of the Options Paper - ‘Improving Certifier Independence’
- NSW Combustible Cladding Regulation
- IHAPS to be introduced for all Sydney Councils
- New simplified housing code
- BASIX energy targets to change
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- General Housing Code changes
- Introduction of the Inland Housing Code for Complying Development
- Complying development for dual occupancies and townhouses
- Positive changes to Home Building Compensation Fund
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- BCA 2015
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NSW Combustible Cladding Regulation - 3 Oct, 2018
In light of recent tragedies including Grenfell Tower in London and Lacrosse Building in Melbourne, the NSW Government will soon implement new laws for buildings with combustible cladding. In response to addressing fire safety risks, these laws commencing from 22nd October 2018 are Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2018 and State Environmental Planning Policy Amendment (Exempt Development – Cladding and Decorative Work) 2018.
This regulation will require owners of certain buildings with external combustible cladding to register their building with the NSW Government via an online portal. The registration requirements are as follows:
For buildings occupied before 22nd October 2018, registration must be completed by 22nd February 2019
Owners of new buildings will be required to register their new buildings within four months of occupation
What types of buildings does this regulation apply to?
Both new and existing buildings with two or more storeys such as:
- Residential apartment buildings
- Other types of residential buildings where unrelated people sleep, e.g. hotels, boarding houses, backpacker and student accommodation
- Aged-care buildings; hospitals and day surgeries
- Public assembly buildings e.g. theatres, cinemas, schools and churches (and any associated single dwellings within the building).
What types of cladding does this regulation refer to?
Cladding types include:
- metal composite panels, including products that consist of aluminium, zinc, or copper outer layers and a core material
- insulated cladding systems including systems comprised of polystyrene, polyurethane, and polyisocyanurate.
What information do you need to register?
You will need to provide basic information such as:
- the type of external combustible cladding (metal composite panels or insulated cladding system)
- name and address of the owner/owners’ corporation representative
- the building use (for example, residential, school, hospital)
- number of storeys
- the approximate percentage of cladding
- the parts of the building to which cladding is applied.
What can happen if you fail to register?
Failure to register a building may incur fines of $1500 for individuals and $3000 for corporations.
To be notified when the registration portal is available, sign up at the Combustible Cladding Regulation page. To find out more about what this means for building owners and councils, read more here.
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- 4 steps to acquiring a Construction Certificate and Development Application approval in Sydney - 2 Feb, 2021
- How to achieve a cost-effective building design - 27 Jan, 2021
- Draft Local Environmental Plan now on exhibition for the City of Parramatta Council - 2 Sep, 2020
- Changes to Home Building Act now in effect - 31 Aug, 2020
- New Housing Diversity SEPP to hinder build-to-rent and seniors housing developments - 24 Aug, 2020
- Update on developer contributions - 22 Jul, 2020
- Low Rise Housing Diversity Code now operating in all NSW local government areas - 1 Jul, 2020
- NCC 2019 Amendment 1 has taken effect! - 1 Jul, 2020