Make Melbourne's Buildings Safe

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Dear Premier Daniel Andrews, 

The state government must conduct a full and immediate audit of all high-rise towers, and begin public works to urgently fix unsafe buildings.

The Greens want to see developers pay a levy to replace flammable cladding that is putting lives at risks. 

Will you support our plan to make Melbourne's Buildings Safe? 

Why is this important?

Developers are making big profits by cutting corners and leaving owners to carry the can.

Typically, once big developers have sold all the apartments in a building, they bear limited responsibility for flaws in the development such as flammable cladding. Even where developers may be held responsible, residents and owners’ corporations face legal costs and a power imbalance when taking on big developers. Enforcement of legal responsibilities of big developers can take years or never happen at all.

In the case of the Lacrosse Tower in Docklands, which caught on fire in 2014, the cost of making the building safe has been estimated at up to $20 million. This cost has landed on the owners, who bought their apartments in good faith believing that the building was compliant with the building code.

At least 80 people tragically lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, with flammable cladding thought to have contributed to the horrible loss of life. 

We have to make Melbourne's buildings safe, which is why the Greens are calling for a levy on developers for the replacement of flammable cladding.

Join our campaign today.

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