(1) A person authorised to carry out an inspection under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 of a building or premises for purposes relating to fire safety may give a notice in writing to an owners corporation for a strata scheme requiring the owners corporation to ensure that access is provided, within a period or at a time specified in the notice, to the common property of the strata scheme and, if so specified, some or all of the individual lots in the strata scheme.(2) An owners corporation must comply with a requirement of a notice given to the owners corporation under this section.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.(3) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence against subsection (2) consisting of a failure to ensure that access is provided to a lot in a strata scheme if the owners corporation establishes that the owner or occupier of the lot refused to allow the access or could not be contacted by the owners corporation.(4) For the purposes of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, access to a building or premises or part of a building or premises given to a person in accordance with this section, or in accordance with an order of an Adjudicator made under section 145 for the purposes of this section, is taken to be a permission given to that person by the occupier of the building, premises or part to enter the premises and carry out the inspection concerned.