Strata property owners will be required to complete stage one of the process if:

  1. Their building was given development approval after 1 January, 1994, but before 1 October, 2018, to either build the building or to alter the building; and
  2. Is a Class 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 building; and
  3. Is of a Type A or Type B construction

Andrew Staehr, Strata Professionals Partner, said that corporate bodies struggling to complete the checklist have until Friday 1 March to apply for an extension.

For buildings that fail to complete this first stage of the process, an additional fine of up to 20 penalty points will apply, according to Staehr.

“Once the 29 March deadline has passed, in addition to risking fines for non-compliance, a building industry professional report will have to be provided to the QBCC,” says Brett Bassett, Queensland Building and Construction (QBCC) Commissioner.