New Fire Safety Requirements when Development affects an Existing Building
The new fire safety provisions include:
- An obligation for certifying authorities or principal certifying authorities to notify council of any 'significant' fire safety issue upon becoming aware of such an issue.
- Clearer inspection obligations for certifying authorities prior to issuing a CDC or CC.
- New CDC development standards for changes of building use or internal alterations that reconfigure a building space that is occupied or will be occupied in the future.
The Department of Planning has published a guideline with further details of the amendments.