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New NSW EP&A Act commences
Updates to the New South Wales Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 came into effect on 1 March 2018. The NSW Government has prepared several resources for certifiers relating to the changes:
- Guide to the updated Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979: CLICK HERE
- Quick reference guide: old vs new sections of the EP&A Act: CLICK HERE
- Summary of the biggest changes for certifiers: CLICK HERE
Sydney / 14 April 2018
NCC 2019 regulation impact statement consultation
To determine the likely costs and benefits of changes included in the National Construction Code 2019, which was released as a draft for public comment recently, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has undertaken regulation impact analysis. The ABCB is now looking for feedback on Consultation Regulation Impact Statements:
- Accessible adult change facilities in public buildings;
- Fire safety in Class 2 and Class 3 residential buildings;
- Heating and cooling load limits for residential buildings; and
- Energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
You can read the statements and give feedback at the ABCB website here
Sydney / 14 April 2018 / CLICK HERE FOR ABCB WEBSITE
Government rejects call to ban PE cladding import & use
The Australian Government has rejected a recommendation to ban the importation, sale and use of combustible cladding made by the Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products, determining such a ban would be neither effective nor practical.
The recommendation was one of eight made by an interim report on aluminium composite cladding released in September 2017 by the Senate Economics References Committee's inquiry.
The report's recommendations aimed to address the fire risk posed by the non-compliant use of polyethylene core aluminium composite panels (PE-ACPs) Difficulty in identification of PE-ACPs, legitimate uses of the material, domestic manufacturing, international trade obligations and costs to industry would make a total ban on PE-ACPs ineffective and impractical, the Government response determined.
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New Annual Fire Safety Statement form
NSW Government has provided FAQs relating to the Annual Fire Statements - please refer to the below and follow links for further information.
Annual Fire Safety Statements Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
Following the introduction of the Amending Regulation, we have received numerous enquiries about the new Annual Fire Safety Statement form.
To assist building owners and practitioners, the Department has released a set of FAQs
Sydney / 10 April 2018 / DOWNLOAD