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Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
Current version for 13 September 2019 to date (accessed 22 September 2019 at 19:49)
Part 8 Division 2 Clause 144A
144A   Alternative solution report required for certain fire safety aspects of building work
(1)  A certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for building work that involves an alternative solution under the Building Code of Australia in respect of a fire safety requirement unless the certifying authority—
(a)  has obtained or been provided with an alternative solution report that—
(i)  was prepared by or on behalf of a person with the qualifications required by this clause, and
(ii)  includes a statement that the alternative solution complies with the relevant performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia, and
(iii)  where relevant, identifies the deemed-to-satisfy provisions of the Building Code of Australia being varied, and
(iv)  describes and justifies the alternative solution, including the acceptance criteria and parameters on which the justification is based and any restrictions or conditions on the alternative solution, and
(v)  includes a copy of the brief on which the justification of the alternative solution is based, and
(b)  is satisfied that—
(i)  the report correctly identifies both the performance requirements and the deemed-to-satisfy provisions of the Building Code of Australia, and
(ii)  the plans show, and the specifications describe, the physical elements of the alternative solution (where they are capable of being shown and described).
(2)  This clause does not apply to building work relating to a class 1a or 10 building, as defined in the Building Code of Australia.
(3)  A person has the qualifications required by this clause if—
(a)  the person is a competent fire safety practitioner who is also a fire safety engineer and the report is about an alternative solution under the Building Code of Australia in respect of the requirements set out in EP1.4, EP2.1, EP2.2, DP4 and DP5 in Volume 1 for—
(i)  a class 9a building, as defined in the Building Code of Australia, that is proposed to have a total floor area of 2,000 square metres or more, or
(ii)  any building (other than a class 9a building so defined) that is proposed to have a fire compartment, as defined in the Building Code of Australia, with a total floor area of more than 2,000 square metres, or
(iii)  any building (other than a class 9a building so defined) that is proposed to have a total floor area of more than 6,000 square metres, or
(b)  the person is a competent fire safety practitioner, in the case of any other report.