Consultation is now closed
Ran from Friday 29 November 2013 to Friday 24 January 2014
Senior Building Surveyor Ph: (02) 9911 3609Email
OverviewUnder the new Boarding Houses Act 2012,
Council is required to undertake mandatory inspections of boarding
houses located in the Lane Cove Local Government Area (LGA) for issues
relating to fire safety and environmental health.
proposes to develop a Boarding House Register listing all boarding
houses within the LGA. A Boarding House Inspection Program will then be
undertaken which involves an initial inspection by 30 June 2014 and a further inspection if the boarding house changes owners.
The inspections will consider issues such as:-
House owners will be given written notice prior to the inspection and
must pay an inspection fee prior to the inspection taking place.
The proposed fees for these inspections are derived from Councils Fees
and Charges 2013 / 2014 for a fire safety inspection ($500.00) and the
hourly investigation fee for Council's Environmental Health Officer
($210.00). Both Council’s Building Surveyor and Environmental Health Officer will be required to attend inspections.
Background Council Report - 18 November 2013
Council Resolution - 18 November 2013
Boarding Houses Act 2012
A report on this matter will be considered by Council at an upcoming Council meeting.