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Annual Fire Safety Statements Policy

1. Policy statement

NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) will respond in a consistent, accurate and timely manner to local government requests concerning Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS) for buildings in its portfolio that meet the legislated criteria.

2. Scope

This policy applies to the following types of properties owned by LAHC:

  • residential Class 1b, Class 2, Class 3 and Class 9 buildings
  • buildings with building approval or construction certificates which require continuing AFSS certification
  • buildings which have been subject to council Fire Safety Orders

Crown developments do not require an AFSS unless building has been subject of any of the following since property built:

  • modification application
  • construction certificate
  • complying development certificate
  • change of use development consent
  • fire safety order

Class 1a buildings (cottages, townhouses and villas) are exempt.

3. Legislation and compliance

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979).

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Last updated: 21 May 2020