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Warren calls on premier to act on high rise safety report

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has called on the Berejiklian Government to act on a report commissioned in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell tower tragedy in London which claimed more than 70 lives.

The Building Confidence report compiled by Peter Shergold and Bronwyn Weir was presented to the state government in February 2018.

Mr Warren says none of the 24 recommendations have been acted upon.

In March this year former better regulation and innovation minister Matt Kean said the government would adopt the “vast majority” of the recommendations.

However new minister Kevin Anderson recently refused to give any indication regarding how many recommendations may be adopted or when they may be implemented.

MP Greg Warren wants the government to act on a report it commissioned after the Grenfell tower tragedy in London. [There is no suggestion the apartments in the background do not meet any building safety standards.]

Mr Warren said that in the meantime a large number of apartments are being built and expected to be built in Campbelltown – in particular the CBD.

“It has been 15 months since the Shergold-Weir report landed on the state government’s desk – yet they have failed to implement any of the recommendations,’’ Mr Warren said.

“High rise developments are popping up left, right and centre in Campbelltown and many other parts of Sydney.

“Some people welcome the developments while others strongly oppose them.

“However, I’m sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to ensuring building safety standards.

“The Shergold-Weir report was compiled to ensure there wasn’t a repeat of the Grenfell tower tragedy and to make sure builders and certifiers adhered to certain safety standards.

 “The Premier went to the last election with the slogan Let’s get it done NSW.

“Well, I urge the Premier to tell her minister to just get this done and make a decision regarding these recommendations.”

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