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LATEST NEWS - NSW Parliamentary Inquiry says that the State Government should pay for replacement of flammable cladding on buildings. See: Regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes
As you may be painfully aware, OVER 444 BUILDINGS IN NSW HAVE BEEN FOUND TO HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED OF THE KIND OF CLADDING WHICH CAUSED THE GRENFELL TOWER FIRE IN LONDON.
The NSW State Parliament Report into the Regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes has recommended that the State Government pay for the replacement of flammable cladding on residential and other buildings.
"Flammable cladding requires urgent attention. To date the NSW Government has not recognised the seriousness of the situation, or acted quickly enough. Flammable cladding has been responsible for fires spreading quickly through a number of buildings around the world and for loss of homes and lives. It is only a matter of time before New South Wales experiences something similar. It should not take a building fire here for the NSW Government to act comprehensively to address this problem."
"There are a significant number of strata homeowners out there today dealing with the costs of rectifying major defects in their buildings, who have nowhere to turn. These problems were created by decades of deregulation by the State Government, which has stepped away from its responsibilities to ensure homes are built to an acceptable standard and are safe for occupation. It is not right that the whole of this liability is left in the hands of the innocent homeowners in strata buildings who bear no responsibility for defective building work. Homeowners who are not able to claim under the statutory warranties scheme or the Home Building Compensation scheme have been given no assistance and many face extreme financial pressure for rectifying a defective building. Given this, we have recommended that the NSW Government explore additional financial assistance measures for homeowners of strata properties in this position to assist them to rectify defects."
May we ask you to approach your local Federal Members to have the funding of this work taken on by the Federal Government as part of its stimulus plan.
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