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Commerce Minister shines a light on transparency issues around flammable cladding

The State Wide Cladding Audit continues to investigate issues with flammable cladding on private and public buildings.

Back in February, Commerce Minister John Quigley conceded the legislation was inadequate when it comes to the Building Commissioner being able to issue orders to local councils with respect to fixing cladding.

Minister Quigley told Olive Peterson today he wrote to twenty Local Governments demanding an explanation about the buildings in their area with dangerous cladding. Out of those 20 he is disappointed that nine have not responded.

“Some of those who have not responded have in their area high risk buildings.

“I have recently sent a follow-up letter of demand for an explanation.

“If I don’t get a response within a reasonable time, I will name them and shame them in the Parliament”


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