UQ has registered 60+ buildings as part of the Queensland Government’s Safer Buildings Program (SBP). Works are ongoing to replace the facades on a number of these buildings.

Project background

The Safer Buildings Program was established in 2018 to identify and register buildings across Queensland that meet criteria due to the cladding materials used.

UQ appointed external fire engineering experts, Fire Check Consultants Pty Ltd, to conduct the audit and register UQ buildings that meet SBP criteria.

Of the thousands of buildings UQ operates across various campuses, 60+ were registered.

We are continuing to address the recommended actions. All buildings remain safe to occupy and meet compliance regulations while these works are ongoing.

Why is this program of works needed?

The safety of UQ staff, students and visitors is our top priority. We will proactively remediate replacing facades or adopting performance-based solutions for a majority of these buildings. Façade replacement work to a number of buildings is being reconsidered to ensure they align with UQ’s strategic initiatives and objectives.

Many other building owners across Queensland have also proactively commenced facade works to ensure they can undertake a timely replacement process.

What happens next?

Before commencing works on a UQ building, we will notify that building’s Faculty Executive Manager (or equivalent) to ensure occupants are informed.

We will try to minimise disruptions and will continue to keep occupants updated throughout the project via the Road and Building Works page. 

How can I find out more?

Further information on the Safer Buildings Program can be found at: Safer Buildings | Home.

If you have any questions, please contact your Faculty Executive Manager or equivalent, or email projectenquiries@pf.uq.edu.au.


 Please check the Road and Building works updates for notifications on road, pedestrian and cycling pathway closures and other disruptions.