Every building that is not a single residential dwelling or a
residential garage is required to have the fire safety measures assessed
annually and have an Annual Fire Safety Statement given to the council,
to the Fire Commissioner and prominently displayed in the building.
Building owners should be aware of their obligations and establish
as a matter of priority the date that the Annual Fire Safety Statement
is due each year. It is recommended that the inspection and maintenance of the
fire safety measures be addressed in the months prior to the date the Annual
Fire Safety Statement is due to allow any necessary maintenance to be
Council's fire safety register is constantly maintained and
updated. Significant penalties apply to owners of buildings that do not ensure
that annual fire safety statements are provided to council by the due date.
View the Environmental
Planning and Assessment Act 1979 NSW legislation.