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ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT ACT 1979 - SECT 146A

Smoke alarms in buildings providing sleeping accommodation

146A Smoke alarms in buildings providing sleeping accommodation

(1) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to:
(a) the installation of one or more smoke alarms in buildings in which persons sleep, and
(b) the maintenance of smoke alarms installed in such buildings, and
(c) prohibiting persons from removing or interfering with the operation of smoke alarms installed in such buildings.
(2) Regulations made under this section may (without limitation) do any one or more of the following:
(a) specify the types of buildings in which smoke alarms are to be installed,
(b) specify the types of smoke alarms to be installed,
(c) specify where a smoke alarm is to be located,
(d) specify the maintenance that may be required in relation to a smoke alarm that has been installed,
(e) specify circumstances in which development consent under Part 4 is not required in relation to the installation of a smoke alarm,
(f) specify circumstances in which the consent of an owners corporation (within the meaning of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 ) is not required in relation to the installation of a smoke alarm.
(3) The maximum penalty for an offence against the regulation arising under this section is $550 (and not the maximum penalty of $110,000 provided by section 125D for offences against other regulations).
(4) In this section:

"building" includes a manufactured home, a moveable dwelling or associated structure and includes a building erected before the commencement of this section.



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