Up to 50 large buildings in Melbourne’s central city could have flammable cladding, putting them at a higher fire risk, the Metropolitan Fire Brigade says.
It comes as the brigade questions the performance of Victoria’s building regulator, saying the response to the Lacrosse fire has been “painfully slow” and warning that residents who remain in the Docklands tower ravaged by a furious blaze are “at risk”.
More than a year after the high-rise fire jumped 13 storeys in as few as 10 minutes, the combustible cladding that fuelled the incident remains on the walls and the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is yet to prosecute any of the building practitioners involved in the project.

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