17 Jul 2019

City of Parramatta statement regarding cladding

City of Parramatta Council would like to clarify information contained in recent media reports relating to the issue of non-compliant cladding in its Local Government Area (LGA).

There have been 174 buildings in the Parramatta LGA reported to have some form of cladding identified.

Council has undertaken initial site inspections of all 174 buildings as part of its broader investigations, and has contacted all strata managers of identified buildings to inform them of the cladding investigation.

To date, Council has concluded full investigations of 74 buildings confirming that these buildings are compliant. Council is continuing its investigations of the remaining 100 and is prioritising residential buildings as part of this process. 

Of the 100 buildings still under investigation, six were recently found to have the non-compliant cladding installed, and Council is in the process of issuing orders to ensure these buildings are rectified and that they meet the relevant fire safety requirements.

This is a high priority for Council and it is committed to working with each building strata group and the relevant state agencies on this issue to ensure all matters are resolved as quickly as possible.

For more information regarding cladding, visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.