Cladding Safety - Requirements and Rectifications


Join us for a highly informative session on two key issues for Owners Corporation Managers, cladding safety and funding for building works.
Cladding Safe Victoria Regulations 2020 came into effect on 1 December 2020. The REIV has invited Ashley Hunt from Cladding Safety Victoria to provide a comprehensive update on the key matters that the real estate sector should be aware of. Ashley will talk about:

  • Eligibility under the Cladding Safety Victoria’s program

  • Reliable sources of information for impacted Owners Corporations  

  • Key steps in a cladding rectification program

  • Identifying safe cladding

In most cases, Owners Corporations are likely to require funding to implement rectification works. This can be a difficult process with specific requirements to make a successful application. The REIV has invited experts on the topic to share their knowledge with OC Managers. Merrick will provide an overview of the requirements to get funding for Building Works. There will be opportunity to ask questions.

You will walk away with a thorough understanding of:

  • Strata finance and the various options that are available to you as an Owners Corporation Manager

  • The parameters you should address before making an application

  • The steps involved in getting financing; where to start, the documentation required.

This is a practical session that aims to provide tips and advice that you can implement immediately.

Webinar link and access details will be provided the afternoon prior. Please contact [email protected] should you have any queries.



Ashley Hunt

Executive Director, Program Delivery – Cladding Safety Victoria
Ashley worked as the Director of Infringement Management & Enforcement Services Reform Program at the Department of Justice and Community Safety, implementing a large ICT transformation project. Prior to this role, he was the Director of Energy Emergency Bringing extensive and senior experience from both government and private sectors to the role, Ashley Hunt is the Executive Director, Program Delivery for CSV. Prior to this, Ashley most recently Management at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and spent an extensive period the Director of the Powerline Bushfire Safety Program.



Merrick D’Souza
Senior Manager – Business Banking - Macquarie Bank
Merrick has worked for Macquarie Bank for the past 19 years. During his time there he has worked as an analyst reviewing property and SME transactions across a variety of fee for service industries.  Working as a relationship manager over 10 years, he has specialised in the Owners Corporation industry providing tailored deposit and lending services to a number of Melbourne’s Owners Corporation firms. Currently Merrick oversees the Strata Industry in Victoria and Tasmania. Focusing on providing banking solutions to Business Owners and Key Industry people within Strata locally and across the Nation



Gil King
Chief Executive Officer, REIV

Gil King joined the REIV as CEO in early 2017. Gil brings a wealth of experience to the role, both within membership organisations and within policy and regulatory environments. He has had over 20 years’ involvement in the building industry, including as Director Regulatory Compliance at the Victorian Building Commission (now Victorian Building Authority).



$27.50 (inc. GST)


$55.00 (inc. GST)

Webinar Duration: 60 minutes (Approx.)

25 Feb 2021, 4:00 PM
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