The Development Act requires Councils to establish a Building Fire Safety Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to inspect any building to determine whether the fire safety of the building is adequate.
The Building Fire Safety Committee comprises Council's Building Surveyor, Assistant Building Surveyor and representatives from the Metropolitan Fire Service and the Country Fire Service.
The Committee maintains a focus on inspecting those buildings where members of the public stay or gather, for example Aged Care facilities, hotels and sporting clubrooms.
If the Committee considers that the fire safety of a building is inadequate, it can issue a notice under the Development Act in order to have the problem rectified.