In the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy, the Queensland Government established an urgent audit taskforce to investigate the extent of combustible and potentially dangerous aluminium composite cladding in Queensland.
The extent of the problem faced by building owners is apparent from the taskforce's first status report: as many as 12,000 buildings across Queensland will require closer scrutiny. Of these, the report estimates that around 10% will require detailed investigation (based on the results of the taskforce's initial audit of Queensland Government buildings and the remediation actions required).
According to the report, building owners will bear responsibility for further investigation and any necessary rectification measures. The Taskforce proposes regulatory powers to ensure that private building owners deal with potentially dangerous cladding.