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Fire safety in new Class 2 and Class 3 residential buildings

16th March 2018

Regulation Impact Statement for Consultation – Australian Buildings Codes Board (ABCB)

On 02 March 2018, the Australian Buildings Codes Board (ABCB) released a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Fire safety in Class 2 and Class 3 residential buildings Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS). The RIS considers whether the National Construction Code (NCC) Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) Provisions need to be revised to require fire sprinkler systems in new multi-story Class 2 and 3 residential buildings above 3 storeys in height.

The Consultation RIS has been assessed by the OBPR and complies with the COAG requirements for COAG Consultation RISs.

Comments on this Consultation RIS are invited by close of business 13 April 2018 using the ABCB RIS response form and emailing it to with the subject title “Fire safety in Class 2 and 3 buildings”.

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