NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Fire safety in buildings

The department supports a number of safety campaigns involved in different aspects of building and fire safety. This includes the strengthening of fire safety certification for new and existing buildings.

The department also developed the regulatory frameworks for the retrofitting of fire sprinklers in all existing aged care facilities in NSW. It also expanded the requirement for the mandatory fitting of smoke alarms to caravans and other moveable dwellings.

Have your say on compliant and fire-safe buildings

The NSW Government is working to increase confidence in our building industry. Visit the Department of Customer Service page to have your say on proposed reforms to improve building design, construction and fire safety before exhibition closes on 7 October 2022.

Have your say

Page last updated: 09/09/2022