The Co-chairs of the Taskforce have released this update detailing progress on their recommendations since the Interim Report was released last December, including progress on the state wide and government audits.

The VBA has completed its initial assessment of 1369 building and planning permits where cladding had been specified as a construction material. The permits were prioritised by the Taskforce and the VBA for detailed scrutiny.

The work, which began as a pilot under the Taskforce and then transitioned to the VBA, was done in close collaboration with local government. The program has been completed efficiently due to the support and expertise of the Municipal Building Surveyors in each jurisdiction, the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB), the Country Fire Authority (CFA), DELWP, building owners, owners corporations and building industry practitioners.

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