Decks, balconies and balustrades

Balconies, if not regularly monitored and maintained, could collapse causing severe injury or death. 

The risk is greatest when balconies are heavily loaded at public functions, parties or similar occasions where people may congregate outside. 

Your responsibilities as a home owner

As a safety measure, all home owners and commercial property owners with balconies should ensure that:

  • construction is carried out with a building permit 
  • inspections take place on a regular basis to identify any warning signs of potential collapse 
  • a maintenance program is introduced to extend its design life
  • where there is a doubt or a problem, an inspection by a Structural Engineer or other suitably qualified building practitioner, and remedial measures, as necessary, are arranged.

Further information

Contact Council’s Building Services on 9298 4327.