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Latest News

FPAS is now mandatory in NSW

Posted on July 01, 2020

The NSW Government has formally recognised the FPAS Fire Systems Design and Fire Safety Assessment accreditations. These are now mandatory for people endorsing plans or conducting annual assessments in New South Wales.

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The Building and Development Certifiers Act commences on 1 July, 2020, and ushers in some changes to the regulation of fire safety.

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The Secretary of the Department of Customer Service is expected to approve Fire Systems Design and Fire Safety Assessment accreditation.

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AFAC and FPA Australia have release a joint position on routine service during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The NSW Government’s Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 passed Parliament on Tuesday night and was assented to on Wednesday. In general, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) supports the Act and the desire for accountability. However, there is still a significant amount of uncertainty surrounding the legislation.

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The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has announced the release of the new restricted plumbing classes for water based fire protection work.

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The Association has written to the NSW Minister for Planning to address widespread problems with Fire Safety Schedules and recommend regulatory amendments.

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Scott Williams departs FPA Australia

Posted on April 08, 2020

The Board wishes to announce that after more than eleven years of service to FPA Australia, Scott Williams has departed the organisation.

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FPA Australia is continuing to work with governments across the country to promote the important role of fire protection.

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After shepherding NSW through the worst bushfire season in generations, RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has announced he will take up a new role with Resilience NSW.

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