Fire risk and building controls: time for government to act instead of talking | Owners Corporation Network

Fire risk and building controls: time for government to act instead of talking

The Grenfell tower fire in London has opened the eyes of the world to the dangers of building with materials that do not conform to safety standards. Yet Australia had its own wake-up call in November 2014 when fire ripped through Melbourne's Lacrosse building, prompting the Senate to instigate an inquiry into non-conforming building products. Since then Australia has experienced an unprecedented construction boom with high-rise buildings changing the face of our urban landscape and billions of dollars invested in new homes in the sky.
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