Register your interest
Project Remediate has several registration and application processes underway.
The interest-free loan scheme is for strata managers and owners corporations. The others are for industry.
Key dates for Project Remediate
|Expression of Interest (EOI) process for program assurance managing contractor||Closed||17 March 2021|
|EOI process for financial providers||Closed||30 March 2021|
|Register your interest for the program||Open||from 30 March 2021|
|Managing contractor appointed||Closed||August 2021|
|Global Façade Contractor appointed||Pending||Mid 2021|
|Financial providers appointed||Pending||Late 2021|
|Remediation scoping and design||Pending||from late 2021|
|Remediation work||Pending||from early 2022|
Questions and answers
The term ‘cladding’ refers to lightweight panels that have been applied to a building’s external walls or to any other external area of the building.
Some types of cladding, made from aluminium composite panels (also called ACPs) and other metal composite materials, have been recognised as posing increased fire safety risk if they are selected or installed incorrectly.
The Cladding Taskforce considers buildings high-risk if they have combustible cladding of a type, amount and configuration that increases the risk of fire spread and the risk to occupants and/or firefighters in the event of a fire.
Owners will have been contacted by the consent authority (local council or Department of Planning, Industry and Environment) or the NSW Cladding Taskforce if their building has been identified by government.
If you believe that your building has this type of cladding and it has not been identified by authorities or been assessed by a qualified professional, you should:
- contact the local council or consent authority for your building, if you have not already done so, to discuss the status of your building
- refer to any fire safety assessment reports that may have been obtained for your building
- consider having an authorised representative of the owners corporation register your interest in Project Remediate.
If you are a tenant, contact your building owner as they will have been informed by either Department of Planning, Industry and Environment or Local Council about whether the building has potentially combustible cladding. The building owner will also know the status of the building assessment if this has been completed.
Where the owners corporations have already arranged the commencement of remediation work, and they are interested in joining Project Remediate, they can register their interest. The Office of Project Remediate will contact all registrants to request the relevant documentation related to the status of investigations, design and remediation work. These records will be reviewed individually to determine if the remediation work meets the program’s standards. The Office of Project Remediate will inform the owners corporation of the conditions that would apply for their building to join the program.
What if we have already completed remediation work?
Owners corporations that have already completed remediation work and are interested in Project Remediate may register their interest. The Office of Project Remediate will contact all registrants to request the relevant documentation related to completed works. These cases will be reviewed individually to determine if the work completed meets the program’s standards.
The Office of Project Remediate will inform the owners corporation of the conditions that the building work would need to meet to be considered for a loan or other financing arrangement.
Project Remediate is not mandatory. It is one way of getting the cladding remediated. If a building is identified as eligible, it is up to the owners corporation to decide how to fund and deliver the required cladding remediation. If not joining the program, the owners corporation can choose to arrange their own remediation work in consultation with the consent authority (usually local council).