Bayside Council issues Cladding Rectification Notices on 14 buildings

The NSW Cladding Register has identified over 550 high-rise buildings across NSW including 71 in the Bayside Local Government Area. Picture: Darrian Traynor
The NSW Cladding Register has identified over 550 high-rise buildings across NSW including 71 in the Bayside Local Government Area. Picture: Darrian Traynor

Bayside Council has served Cladding Rectification Notices on 14 building owners in the local government area to remove or modify the cladding installed to ensure fire safety.

The buildings identified with combustible cladding include office buildings, mixed retail and residential buildings and residential flat buildings.

The NSW Cladding Register contains 71 buildings that have been identified as containing cladding within Bayside Council.

"However the majority of these buildings were confirmed as containing non-combustible cladding or cladding with a fire retardant core," a council spokesperson said.

Last July, Bayside Council issued a compliance order to the owners of a building in the Rockdale CBD requiring the rectification of fire safety breaches and combustible cladding.

This followed a site inspection by Fire and Rescue NSW which found several issues.

"Council does not have a policy particularly related to cladding on buildings," the Bayside Council spokesperson said.

"Cladding rectification action is instigated after a building has been identified as posing a risk to its occupants due to the risk of spread of fire caused by the cladding installed, using a consistent rationale as if dealing with other fire risks affecting a building.

"Council actively communicates with affected building owners, strata managers and their fire consultants to ensure any required building rectification works will meet the current legislative and building code requirements," the council spokesperson said.

The NSW Cladding Register has identified over 550 high-rise buildings across NSW including 154 apartment buildings.

According to figures obtained by the Sydney Morning Herald, the City of Sydney has 350 properties identified on the Cladding Register, is investigating 333 of these and has handed out 16 fire safety orders.

There are 174 buildings in Parramatta on the Cladding Register and seen have been found to have non-compliant cladding.

Canterbury-Bankstown has 87 buildings on the register.

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