Fire Safety and External Wall Cladding

Since January 2015, the NSW Government has been working on specific measures to address the fire safety risks associated with external wall cladding.

In addition, on 16 June 2017, the NSW Government developed and began implementing a co-ordinated, whole of government policy response to the Grenfell fire in London.

An inter-agency Fire Safety and External Wall Cladding Taskforce (the Taskforce) was established, featuring representatives from the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, the Data Analytic Centre, the Department of Planning and Environment, Fire and Rescue NSW, the Office of Local Government, Treasury and the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The Taskforce is leading the NSW Government’s efforts to ensure that fire safety requirements for residential buildings are prioritised and properly addressed through a whole of government action plan for dealing with the fire safety risks associated with external wall cladding.

For more information about external wall cladding safety, the Taskforce or data audit, go to fairtrading.nsw.gov.au or call 13 32 20.