Residential Aged Care Systems

Additional information for aged care providers

WHICH BUILDINGS WILL BE AFFECTED?

  1. The NSW law will require a fire sprinkler system to be installed in:
  2. New residential aged care buildings up to 25m in effective height (where not already required to be installed) ; and
  3. Existing residential aged care buildings , defined as those accredited by the Commonwealth Government under the Aged Care Act 1997, that do not have sprinklers.
  4. Under the Building Code of Australia , new Class 3 and Class 9a residential aged care buildings over 25m and Class 9c buildings are already required to have a sprinkler system .
  5. The QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT ARE INDICATING THEY WILL ALSO IMPLEMENT THIS AS LAW

WHAT TECHNICAL STANDARDS WILL SPRINKLER SYSTEMS NEED TO MEET?

  1. The technical standards will be based on the Australian Standards for automatic fire sprinkler systems . The Government will be consulting with industry experts to develop the details of the draft standards which will be exhibited for public comment.

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