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7 December 2017: Department of Planning and Environment news

Proposed reforms: buildings with combustible cladding

A package of proposed reforms for buildings with combustible cladding has been released in response to the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, London in June 2017.

This package is on exhibition until 16 February 2018 and builds on action taken following Melbourne’s Lacrosse Tower fire in November 2014.

A key component of this is the development of a draft Regulation that will require owners of buildings with combustible cladding to inform state government, and to undertake an independent fire safety assessment. The exhibition package includes an Explanation of Intended Effect, which proposes amendments to eight State Environmental Planning Policies to limit the use of combustible cladding as exempt development, that is without planning or building approval.

The draft Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2017 and the Explanation of Intended Effect are currently on public exhibition. I encourage you to review the draft regulation and the Explanation of Intended Effect and submit feedback by Friday 16 February 2018.

More information

  • Read more about the NSW Government’s response to the Grenfell fire
  • Call 1300 305 695
  • Submit your feedback via

Best regards

Felicity Greenway

Acting Executive Director, Resource and Industry Policy



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