The NSW government established a Cladding Taskforce to identify buildings with potentially combustible cladding and support local councils in addressing the use of non-compliant cladding materials, To date, the Taskforce - composed of either local councils or the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (PIE) - has audited 185,000 building records and has inspected 4182. They are responsible for assessing fire safety provisions and deciding if buildings are cleared or require remediation. Government buildings are managed directly by the relevant department.
The Cladding Product Safety Panel provides expert advice to the NSW Cladding Taskforce and the Cladding Support Unit on the suitability of cladding replacement products and external wall assembly methods.
In November 2020, the NSW Government announced interest free loans as part of a $1 billion funding package over three years to help resolve the crisis in residential strata schemes. In NSW ESMs are applied by Councils