The CFS Development Assessment Service team provides advice and approval for new constructions in areas under CFS jurisdiction in accordance with legislation, and includes:
- advice on land use planning, residential and commercial development, including reviewing the siting and construction of such developments and promoting resilience for buildings within bushfire prone areas
- work with the SA Attorney General’s Department to review land use and building policy, and hazard mapping
- provide education and influence to local government staff, private sector practitioners and industry organisations on best practice approaches to mitigating bushfire hazard and improving commercial building fire safety outcomes
- comment on fire fighting capabilities and requirements for new land divisions and development with major projects status
- consulting on, reviewing, commenting, approving and commissioning fire systems for Class 2 to 9 buildings (see Application Forms)
- representing the CFS Chief Officer on 63 local council Building Fire Safety Committees
- connect and manage fire alarms for the purpose of monitoring (see Fire Alarms).
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Referral for development assessment
When a development application is referred to the CFS under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Regulations, the CFS Development Assessment Service team will assess the development and provides statutory advice. Considerations include siting, construction, structural standards, access for emergency service vehicles, vegetation clearance, firefighting equipment and water supply fire safety systems and performance solutions required in the NCC.
You are encouraged to request advice before you submit a development application.
For information on:
- bushfire planning for development, contact the CFS Development Assessment Service on 8115 3372 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- building fire safety engineering, contact the Fire Safety Officers on 8115 3372 or CFS.DASCommercialTeam@eso.sa.gov.au.
Guidelines, Standards, Legislation and Regulations
- Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016
- Planning, Development and Infrastructure Regulations 2017
- Australian Standards
- National Construction Code (formerly the Building Code of Australia)
Fire Safety installations
- Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Australia
- Maintenance and testing of Safety installations. Schedule of essential Safety Provisions (Minister's Specification SA 76)
- Upgrading health and safety in existing buildings
- Maintaining the performance of essential safety provisions
- Fire safety in caravan parks and residential parks
- Modifications to the application of the Building Code
- Additional requirements in designated bushfire prone areas