FRNSW report (other) application
An applicant, usually an engineer, consultant, certifier or consent authority, may request Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) to provide a written report on proposed works.
FRNSW can provide advisory, assessment or consultancy services on the statutory fire safety of any development, unless prescribed otherwise (e.g. development subject to a fire safety report under the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Development Certification and Fire Safety) Regulation 2021. FRNSW may provide a report on:
- State significant infrastructure (within the meaning of section 5.12 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act)
- Crown building work (within the meaning of section 6.28 of the EP&A Act
- Other development.
A written report from FRNSW may be required as a condition imposed by the consent or regulatory authority (i.e. mandatory), or the report may also be voluntarily requested by a stakeholder for the proposed works. The following table outlines common situations (e.g. conditions) that may require a report from FRNSW:
|Who should apply
|A condition has been imposed on the certifier by NSW Fair Trading. This includes a certifier whose accreditation was issued in another State or Territory who is operating in NSW under the provisions of the Mutual Recognition Act
|Any accredited certifier with an applicable condition on their accreditation
|Condition of consent
|A condition has been imposed by the Minister on any State significant infrastructure as per section 5.12 of the EP&A Act, or Crown building work as per section 6.28 of the EP&A Act
|The certifier for the development
|Fire safety study
|A condition has been imposed by the consent authority to undertake a fire safety study and submit it to FRNSW for approval or acceptance
|Development proponent or a consultant engaged in fire safety study
|Environmental impact statement
|An environmental impact statement has been issued for public exhibition and FRNSW has been invited to make comment during the exhibition period
|Consent authority such as NSW Department Planning Infrastructure and Environment or Council
|A report from FRNSW has otherwise been requested, including voluntarily by a stakeholder acting with the consent of the owner
|The owner or their representative
FRNSW written report application (MS Word, 260 kb docx)
What do I get?
The applicant will receive written report from FRNSW outlining the assessment, determination and recommendations relating to the proposed works.
The charge applicable is $2,600 for each day (or part of a day) spent by the Commissioner or a fire brigade member providing advisory, assessment or consultancy services. There is no charge applicable to local government authorities and consent authorities for this service.
For a full description of the charges applicable including terms, payment options, applying for a waiver or reduction of the charges, please refer to the fees and charges for services page.