End of four month transitional period for Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas 2016

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The four month transitional period that delayed the application of the bush fire construction requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for areas that were newly identified as bush fire prone on the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas 2016 (that came into operation on 21 May 2016) concluded yesterday.

From today, 21 September 2016, applications for building approvals for certain residential buildings in all areas designated as bush fire prone will need to demonstrate compliance with the bush fire construction requirements of the BCA.

Please note that the transition in the Building Regulations 2012 for certain alterations and extensions is not affected by the conclusion of this four month transition.

Building Commission
Department News
21 Sep 2016

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