The Victorian Building Authority’s audit of high-rise buildings throughout inner-city Melbourne has uncovered more than a dozen instances of the use of potentially combustible non-compliant cladding.

The VBA launched its External Wall Cladding Audit after an official report into the Lacrosse Apartment fire that took place in Melbourne’s Dockland district towards the end of 2014 concluded that sub-par aluminium wall cladding played an instrumental role in the conflagration. The audit is focusing in particular on non-compliance in relation…