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Fact Sheet - Places of Worship

The aim of this Fact Sheet is to clarify the policy position of the NSW RFS in relation to the requirements for Places of Public Worship and assembly buildings on bush fire prone land.

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 - 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 - NASH standard: Steel framed construction in bush fire areas

The NASH Standard Steel Framed Construction in Bushfire Areas 2014 (the NASH Standard) provides construction solutions for steel framed buildings constructed in designated bush fire prone areas. The Standard sets out construction requirements for residential and low-rise buildings in bush fire prone areas.

Fact sheet - Building elements in the flame zone

This fact sheet clarifies the requirements of the NSW RFS for the use of building elements within the flame zone.

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.

Fact Sheet - Music festivals that cater for large crowds in bush fire prone areas

The aim of this fact sheet is to clarify the position of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) in relation to music festivals and other open air events that cater for large crowds when the event is located on bush fire prone land. Events that involve overnight camping and multiple days are of particular concern.

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