Final Decision RIS released!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 image of a fire sprinkler

The Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS), Automatic fire suppression systems for covered balconies in residential buildings, has been released.

The Final Decision RIS assesses the problem of fire occurring on balconies of new residential buildings over 25 metres in effective height.

The Board at their June meeting considered options to mandate sprinklers on covered balconies. In the context that these options would result in a net cost to society, the Board agreed to retain the status quo acknowledging that this issue may be reconsidered as part of the holistic review of fire safety project.

To access this RIS please visit the Resource Library.