Aluminium composite panelling on buildings in Greater Geelong
Friday, 15 September 2017
this response to the Geelong Indy’s query regarding the possibility of aluminium composite panelling on buildings
in Greater Geelong.
Geoff Lawler - Acting Director Planning and Development
Following preliminary surveys conducted by the City
of Greater Geelong, we are aware of a
small number of buildings in Greater Geelong that may contain aluminium
composite panelling. The buildings
identified are a mix of residential and commercial occupancies and none of
these buildings are Council-owned.
Further research is required to determine the exact
composition of the external wall material. We will deal with the building owners if necessary.
We will be working with the Victorian Building
Authority, the responsible agency for this matter, to ensure our actions are consistent
with state-wide requirements.
We are pleased to note that Deakin University and
the Epworth Hospital have publicly announced their intention to rectify the
panelling on their buildings.
We can confirm that the Geelong Library and Heritage
Centre does not contain aluminium composite panelling.
For any information on Simonds Stadium you would
need to refer to the Victorian Building Authority.