Stakeholder consultation for cladding ban cost benefit analysis
In December 2019, the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Planning, indicated his intention to issue a notice of intent to ban specified combustible cladding products in Victoria. The release of this notice of intent is imminent and when published will trigger a stakeholder comment period until 31 October 2020. Following this, the Minister will make a final decision on implementing the ban having regard to all submissions received during the consultation period and the impact of this decision in the context of the broader regulatory control system.
DELWP is requesting SCA (Vic) and its members to participate in a cost benefit analysis of proposed ban options at the state and national levels to determine the likely impacts of a combustible cladding ban. As the notice of intent details, the proposed ban will apply to the use of expanded polystyrene, as well as aluminium composite panels (ACP) with a core or lamina comprising less than 93 per cent inert mineral filler in external wall systems for buildings of Type A and B construction as defined in the National Construction Code.
At the national level, the Building Ministers’ Forum is continuing to explore options for a national ban on ACP products. Victoria is taking a leading role in progressing this work.
As part of this work, DELWP has engaged Regulatory Impact Solutions to conduct a cost benefit analysis of proposed ban options at the state and national levels. The cost benefit analysis will pull quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of sources to provide a picture of the likely impacts of a combustible cladding ban.
As Strata Community Association of Victoria (SCAV) is a key stakeholder in this space, our input is valuable in ensuring that the analysis reflects current data and perceptions in the building industry.
We will contact you shortly and advise how you can assist in this important survey.