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Fast Fact - Bush Fire Prone Land

The aim of this Fast Fact is to define what constitutes Bush Fire Prone Land (BFPL) for the purposes of interpreting s79BA of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) and s100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997 (RF Act). This document provides clarity for consent authorities and the general public on what proposals must consider bush fire as part of the development application.

Fast Fact - Holiday Parks

This Fast Fact provides clarification on the position of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) in relation to the construction of new or expansion of existing holiday parks on lands identified as bush fire prone.

Fast Fact - Exotic Vegetation

This Fast Fact clarifies the requirements of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) for the assessment of exotic vegetation commonly found on the NSW Far North Coast.

Fast Fact - Water Supply for Fire Fighting Purposes

This Fast Fact clarifies the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) position on the requirement for water supplies for development in bush fire prone areas.

Fast Fact - Fire Resistance Levels

This Fast Fact provides clarification on the interpretation of fire resistance levels (FRL) as specified in Australian Standard AS3959 (2009) – 'Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas' (AS3959) and the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Fast Fact - Building Code of Australia (BCA) 2010

The aim of this Fast Fact is to clarify the requirements of the NSW Rural Fire Service (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.

Fast Fact - Varying Construction Levels

This Fast Facts clarifies the NSW RFS position on varying construction levels for 79BA applications. Your feedback on this fact sheet would be appreciated. Email development.assessment@rfs.nsw.gov.au.

Fast Fact - Private Bush Fire Shelters

This Fast Fact outlines the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) position for the construction of private bush fire shelters in NSW.

Fast Fact-Building elements not addressed in AS3959-2009

Fast Fact-Timber for Supports, Posts & Beams & Bal 40 Fascia/Bargeboards not covered in AS3959-2009.

Fast Fact 1/12 - 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.

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