UQ has registered 63 buildings as part of the Queensland Government’s Safer Buildings Program (SBP), and the work has commenced to replace the façades on 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 the SBP criteria.

Of the thousands of buildings UQ operates across various campuses, 63 were registered.

We are addressing all recommended actions, and the buildings remain safe to occupy and meet compliance regulations while this work is ongoing.

Why is this project needed?

The safety of UQ’s staff, students, and visitors is our top priority. We have decided to proactively remediate facades on the 63 buildings over the next three to four years.

Many other building owners across Queensland have also taken the step to proactively commence façade work to ensure they can secure materials and replace them in a timely manner.

What happens next?

Before commencing any work on UQ buildings, we will notify the building’s Faculty Executive Manager (or equivalent) to ensure occupants are informed of the work being undertaken.

We will try to minimise the disruption while work is being undertaken and will continue to keep occupants updated throughout the project.

How can I find out more?

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

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