Members Drinks with Stan Krpan

How safe are we in high density living?

Members Drinks with Stan Krpan
17th April 2018

- Members' Drinks with Stan Krpan, CEO, Sustainability Victoria and former CEO of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce 

The Grenfell Tower fire in West London in June 2017 was an absolute tragedy. The  fire at the 24-storey Grenfell Towerblock of public housing flats caused at least 80 deaths and over 70 injuries.

Melbourne first experienced the danger of non-compliant cladding with the Lacrosse Building fire at Docklands in November 2014. More than 400 people were evacuated after a discarded cigarette on a balcony started a fire that very quickly spread up the face of the building. Fortunately no one was injured in that incident.

In July 2018, following Grenfell, the Victorian Government set up a bi-partisan Taskforce co-Chaired by Former Premier Ted Baillieu and Former Deputy Premier and Planning Minister John Thwaites. The Taskforce Chairs released their report on 1 December recommending a comprehensive audit of Victoria’s high rise buildings, government buildings and options for reform of Victoria’s building and fire safety laws. The Minister for Planning has since  issued a guideline restricting the use of cladding to reduce the risks to life and property arising from the inappropriate use of cladding products in external wall systems in multi-storey buildings in Victoria.

Stan Krpan, undertook a secondment from his position as CEO of Sustainability Victoria, to take on the role as CEO for the Victorian Cladding Taskforce from July – December 2017.  

More and more Melburnians are swapping the 'traditional Aussie dream' for high density living. So how safe are our high-rises and what did the Taskforce recommend? Be part of this fascinating conversation over a beverage or two on Tuesday 17th April 2018.

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Venue: fortyfivedownstairs

45 Flinders Lane

17th April 2018, 5:15pm - 7:00pm

Tickets: $35.00

Ticket Price includes GST

Bookings Close: 16th April 2018