20 Mar 2020
ACT Government audit of potentially combustible cladding
In 2017 the ACT Government commenced an audit of government owned buildings for cladding materials consisting of either Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) or Expanded Polystyrene (EPS).
Both of these cladding types are potentially combustible and, in the case of a fire, can increase the likelihood of a fire spreading more quickly.
The audit was conducted by a team from the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) who undertook visual assessments of government owned buildings and found that some buildings may have potentially combustible ACP or EPS, including a number of ACT public schools.
Experts from EPSDD have assessed that all of these buildings are safe to occupy.
The safety of our students and staff is paramount and therefore, all identified schools will be prioritised for detailed assessments and mitigation actions.
More information about Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) or Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is in the fact sheets below:
If you would like more information about your school, please speak to the principal.