What You Need to Know about NCC Fire Safety Amendments
Following the Greenfell tragedy in London and earlier Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, regulators across Australia have scrambled to address issues relating to flammable cladding.
Cladding Leadership Left Vacant
Leadership of the flammable cladding issue has been left vacant at the federal level since a cabinet reshuffle last December, the nation’s leading union for fire...
Lacrosse Builder Finally Agrees to Replace Flammable Cladding
Three years after fire ripped up from the sixth floor to the 21st floor in a matter of minutes, the builder behind the Lacrosse apartment towers...
External Wall Cladding Systems: Do They Comply?
One aspect of the public debate and discussion as to external wall cladding on buildings in the context of the Lacrosse building and Grenfell tower fires...
Grenfell Tower Fire Toll Officially 71
The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower housing block in London in June is 71, after five months of painstaking search...
Has Fire Safety Been Ignored for Profits?
Around Australia, the influx of foreign capital in over recent years has seen a scramble on the part of developers to get new apartment stock to...
Melbourne Traffic Slowing Firefighters
Traffic congestion across Melbourne's sprawling urban fringe is making it harder for firefighters to get to jobs in time, new data shows.
How Safe Are External Cladding Products, and Can the Building Code Catch Up?
Aluminium composite panels have been used for decades in many developing countries and for more than 30 years in Australia.
NSW:70 Homes Lost in NSW Coastal Town Bushfire
Up to 70 homes and other buildings have been destroyed in a ferocious firestorm that ripped through a picturesque seaside town on the NSW far south...
100 Homes and Properties Lost in NSW Fire
Tathra residents were extremely unlucky strong winds pushed a bushfire into the heart of their township, destroying almost 100 homes, cabins and caravans on the NSW...
Banning Combustible Cladding In Victoria
The Andrews Labor Government will ban the most dangerous types of combustible cladding from being used on Victorian buildings.
Fire Safety Regulatory Changes For Multi Level Buildings
The facilities management industry now more than ever is required to take a lead role in ensuring the safety of the occupants within the buildings they...
Xenophon's Cladding Ban Populist: Senator
Nick Xenophon's push to ban the importation of flammable aluminium cladding reeks of "rank populism", a government senator has warned.
Another Big Blaze at a Victoria Recycling Plant
A large blaze that started in a pile of shredded rubbish at a Melbourne recycling centre is being investigated after a damning audit found the state's...