About a quarter of the 14,300 private high-rise buildings singled out for cladding assessment in Queensland will undergo a physical inspection by a building professional in the second round of the state’s audit process that begins next week.
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission advised that 24 per cent of the 14,336 building assessments registered, which require owners to answer questions about their building, would need further scrutiny.
The March 29 deadline required the building owners to complete a first-stage, four-question self-assessment, the actual number of buildings requiring an inspection that building owners will pay for is not yet clear.
A “building assessment” does not necessarily equate to one building, as one assessment may cover a site with multiple buildings and any given building could be subject to more than one assessment.
Owners not complying with the deadline would be liable for penalties of up to $2611. Information on the Audit process and the Checklist is here http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/blog/industry-today/have-you-been-identified-safer-buildings-checklist