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Fact Sheet - BCA Transitional Arrangements

The aim of this Fast Fact is to clarify the requirements of the NSW RFS for building in bush fire prone areas following the adoption on 1 May 2010 of AS3959-2009 through the Building Code of Australia (BCA) 2010.

Fact Sheet - Bush Fire Attack Level (BAL) Rating

This Fact Sheet clarifies the NSW RFS policy position in relation to the provision of BAL ratings for residential dwellings on bush fire prone land.

Fact sheet - Intumescent paints

This Fast Fact summarises the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) position in relation to the application of intumescent paint systems on construction located within bush fire prone areas.

Fact Sheet - Requirements for Suitably Qualified Consultants

This fact sheet advises councils, applicants, State agencies and other groups involved in the development application process on what the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) recognises as a suitably qualified consultant in bush fire risk assessment.

Fast Fact - Application of Section 100B

This Fast Fact outlines the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) position on the application of Section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997 (RF Act), and the stipulation of conditions for existing development that is impacted by a development application on bush fire prone land.

Fast Fact - Requests to Review Recommendations

This document reinforces the legislative requirements for consent authorities, applicants, and other groups involved with the development approval process when requesting a review or variation to NSW Rural Fire Service recommendations under section 79BA or General Terms of Approval under section 91A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Fast Fact - Western NSW District

Since the release of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 (PBP 2006), there have been several new exclusions from section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997 (RF Act) and the requirements for a Bush Fire Safety Authority. This Fast Fact aims to clarify which areas are considered 'Western NSW District' as referred to in schedule 1 of the RF Regs.

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