NSW Government Combustible Cladding Register registration reminder
Published on 05 February 2019
The NSW Government would like to remind building owners about the deadline to register certain residential and public buildings on the NSW Cladding Registration portal if they have external combustible cladding.
Following tragic incidents in Melbourne and London, new laws commenced in October 2018 for buildings with combustible cladding. These are the:
The laws are part of a whole-of-government response to the fire safety risks posed by external combustible cladding.
Registration and identification of these buildings helps Fire and Rescue NSW to respond accordingly in the case of a fire and educate occupants about additional fire prevention steps that can be taken. It also helps councils to decide whether any assessment or rectification actions are necessary.
For buildings occupied before 22 October 2018, the deadline for registration is 22 February 2019. Owners of new buildings will be required to register their building within four months of the building first being occupied.
The registration requirements are simple and building owners only need basic information about their building to register. You do not need to engage an expert for this.
For more information on the regulation go to the Department of Planning website. Answers to frequently asked questions are available here. This includes supplementary frequently asked questions for building owners have now been released.
This is part of the work being done by the inter-agency Fire Safety and External Wall Cladding Taskforce.