The South Australian Government has released the findings of the South Australian Building Cladding Audit Interim Report on public-owned and private-owned buildings.
The report showed that only two public-owned buildings were regarded as high-risk; one under construction and not accessible to the public and the other an ablution block which will be corrected within weeks.
Of the privately-owned buildings assessed, seven are deemed as an extreme risk, meaning that immediate action and remedial work is required. Twenty-one more privately-owned buildings have been classified as high-risk in the report, and it is recommended that corrective action is taken within 12 months.
“The safety of South Australians is the State Government’s top priority and we will be working with councils and private building owners to ensure remediation works are carried out as quickly as possible,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“We have also been working with the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) throughout the audit process and they have developed heightened awareness and response procedures for the 28 buildings with unacceptable levels of risk.
“For privately-owned buildings, councils are responsible for ensuring that owners of private buildings in their jurisdictions take the necessary actions to reduce the risk to an acceptable level.
“We will continue to update South Australians on how the remediation works are progressing as appropriate.”