Council locates problem cladding

Aerial shot of the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Aerial shot of the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

SHOALHAVEN City Council has pinpointed the cladding on the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre that requires further investigation to ensure the precinct is fireproof.

Council general manager said council has written to the supplier and installer to seek clarification on the issues raised in ABC’s Four Corners report, as it relates to the cladding in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.  

“Once a reply is received, council will be in a position to determine if any action needs to be taken,” general manager Russ Pigg said. 

“Public safety is of the utmost importance to council. 

“Council believes that there is a need to ensure that it is proactive in identifying any issues that there may be to ensure these can be resolved.”

Governing bodies have not influenced council’s decision to investigate the cladding.

“At this point in time we have not been advised by the Department of Planning or Fire and Rescue of any concerns with the specific cladding that was identified in the Four Corners report or been asked to conduct an audit specifically in relation to this brand of cladding for our Local Government Area,” Mr Pigg said.