Comment on an occupied building

Local government authorities and consent authorities may seek Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) comment on any fire safety matter, development condition, compliance issue or Order applying to an existing occupied building.

FRNSW can provide comment to local government authorities and consent authorities on given matters for existing buildings that are occupied. However, it should be noted that final assessment is to be made by the relevant authority responsible for determining the matter, especially in relation to any imposed condition or fire safety upgrade Order made on the existing building.

In some instances FRNSW may conduct an inspection of the premises under section 119T of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and provide an assessment subject to the outcomes of the inspection.

Note: A minimum of two FRNSW Officers will conduct any inspection undertaken.


Comment on an occupied building  (MS Word, 255 kb dotm)

What do I get?

The applicant will receive written correspondence from FRNSW outlining their assessment and recommendations for the building.


There is no charge applicable to local government authorities and consent authorities seeking comment on an occupied building.