Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture, Univeristy of NSW (UNSW).
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Geoff Hanmer argues the federal government should learn from the global financial crisis and provide funding for a long list of school, health, community and social housing projects to overcome the valley of death.
While the response so far has been to focus on “fast-tracking” infrastructure, the current crisis has highlighted a number of pressing social needs, writes Geoff Hanmer.
The News South Wales government is struggling to implement building industry reforms recommended by the Shergold-Weir report over two years ago.
If smoke is particularly thick or goes on for more than a few days, the ventilaton systems in Australian homes are overwhelmed.
While property sector seems to be offering its version of “thoughts and prayers” following the Neo200 fire the we have known of the risk for years and the problem can be rectified.
Building certification might be a contributing factor, but what went wrong at Opal Tower is is much more complex than that. Making certification a government responsibility again won’t solve it.