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    Econoclast
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    If a building complies with the fire safety standards (e.g. regarding signage) of the building code in effect at the time of the issue of the occupancy certificate (e.g. 1990), do the later, different, requirements of the EPA Regulations 2000 override this? I thought they only apply to developments, i.e. not existing buildings.

    I am a bit suspicious of all the changes our Fire Safety firm says are required…..

    Thanks for any thoughts on this.

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    Amanda Farmer
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    Hi Econoclast,

    My understanding is that your building is required to comply with its own “Fire Safety Schedule”, created at the time it was constructed. This means that upgraded standards for newer developments do not apply.

    This NSW government information may assist:  https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/-/media/Files/DPE/Factsheets-and-faqs/faqs-new-requirements-for-fire-safety-statements-2019-11-27.pdf?la=en

    Your best bet, if you’re not comfortable with an opinion, is to get a second (or third) one.

    Amanda.

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