NSW – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the NEW Government Planning & Environment have issued a technical guideline (under EPAR) titled ‘New fire safety requirements when development affects an existing building’ for class 1b to 9 buildings. The main new provision is the new obligation for a certifying authority or principle certifying authority to notify council of any ‘significant’ fire safety issue under the building regulations and Building Code of Australia upon becoming aware of such issue… (more)