Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
Historical version for 28 April 2006 to 30 April 2006 (accessed 8 July 2020 at 02:37) Current version
Part 9 Division 7
Division 7 Miscellaneous fire safety offences
183   Fire safety notices
(cf clause 80GG of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  If:
(a)  a building’s fire exit includes any fire-isolated stairway, passageway or ramp, and
(b)  a notice in the form at the end of this clause is not at all times displayed in a conspicuous position adjacent to a doorway providing access to, but not within, that stairway, passageway or ramp,
the occupier of the part of the premises adjacent to the stairway, passageway or ramp is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.
(2)  The words “OFFENCE RELATING TO FIRE EXITS” in the notice referred to in subclause (1) (b) must be in letters at least 8 millimetres high, and the remaining words must be in letters at least 2.5 millimetres high.
(3)  A notice in the form prescribed under the Local Government Act 1919 or the Local Government Act 1993 for the purposes of a provision corresponding to this clause is taken to comply with the requirements of this clause.
OFFENCE RELATING TO FIRE EXITS
It is an offence under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979:
(a)  to place anything in or near this fire exit that may obstruct persons moving to and from the exit, or
(b)  to interfere with or obstruct the operation of any fire doors, or
(c)  to remove, damage or otherwise interfere with this notice.
184   Fire exits
(cf clause 80GH of EP&A Regulation 1994)
A person must not:
(a)  place anything that may impede the free passage of persons:
(i)  in a stairway, passageway or ramp serving as or forming part of a building’s fire exit, or
(ii)  in a path of travel leading to a building’s fire exit, or
(b)  interfere with, or cause obstruction or impediment to, the operation of any fire doors providing access to a stairway, passageway or ramp serving as or forming part of a building’s fire exit, or
(c)  remove, damage or otherwise interfere with a notice referred to in clause 183.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.
185   Doors relating to fire exits
(cf clause 80GI of EP&A Regulation 1994)
A person must not:
(a)  without lawful excuse, interfere with, or cause obstruction or impediment to, the operation of any door that:
(i)  serves as or forms part of a building’s fire exit, or
(ii)  is situated in a path of travel leading to a building’s fire exit, or
(b)  without lawful excuse, obstruct any doorway that:
(i)  serves as or forms part of a building’s fire exit, or
(ii)  is situated in a path of travel leading to a building’s fire exit.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.
186   Paths of travel to fire exits
(cf clause 80GJ of EP&A Regulation 1994)
The owner of a building:
(a)  must ensure that:
(i)  any stairway, passageway or ramp serving as or forming part of a building’s fire exit, and
(ii)  any path of travel leading to a building’s fire exit,
is kept clear of anything that may impede the free passage of persons, and
(b)  must ensure that the operation of any door that:
(i)  serves as or forms part of a building’s fire exit, or
(ii)  is situated in a path of travel leading to a building’s fire exit,
is not interfered with, or otherwise obstructed or impeded, except with lawful excuse, and
(c)  must ensure that any notice required by clause 183 to be displayed is so displayed.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.