Dame Judith Hackitt speaks at RMIT
Removing banned cladding materials from Melbourne buildings is needed to reassure residents and rebuild public confidence, global building regulation and fire safety expert says.
Historic Oxford Scholar given new lease on life
The Oxford Scholar has re-opened to the public after an extensive renovation, marking the beginning of a new chapter in one of Melbourne’s oldest stories.
Flammable cladding costs could approach billions for building owners if authorities dither
Australian building owners face a bill that could run into billions of dollars to replace combustible cladding of the sort that fuelled the Greenfell tower fire in the UK, which killed 72 people, as well as fires in Australia and overseas.
Australia is still building 4 in every 5 new houses to no more than the minimum energy standard
Many new houses in Australia fall short of what is optimal in terms of environment, economic, and social outcomes, and are well below minimum standards set by many other countries, according to expert research.