NCC 2016 Volume One
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Section A General Provisions

Section A General Provisions

Part A1 Interpretation

NSW A1.1 Definitions

Insert definition for aisle as follows:

Aisle means a walkway at the end of rows of seating, not being continental seating, leading to a cross-over or to an egress doorway.

Vary definition of appropriate authority as follows:

Appropriate authority means the relevant authority with the responsibility to determine the particular matter.

Insert definition of assembly building as follows:

Assembly building means a building where people may assemble for—
  1. civic, theatrical, social, political or religious purposes including a library, theatre, public hall or place of worship; or
  2. educational purposes in a school, early childhood centre, preschool, or the like; or
  3. entertainment, recreational or sporting purposes including—
    1. a cinema; or
    2. a sports stadium, sporting or other club; or
  4. transit purposes including a bus station, railway station, airport or ferry terminal.

Insert definition for auditorium as follows:

Auditorium means a part of an entertainment venue used or intended to be used for the purposes of accommodating an audience to an entertainment.

Insert definition of continental seating as follows:

Continental seating means rows of seating in which the rows extend the full width of an auditorium without intervening aisles.

Insert definition of cross-over as follows:

Cross-over in relation to an entertainment venue or temporary structure, means a walkway between aisles or between an aisle and an egress doorway.

Vary definition for designated bushfire prone area as follows:

Designated bushfire prone area means land that: as land that can support a bushfire or is likely to be subject to bushfire attack.
  1. has been designated under legislation; or
  2. has been identified under an environmental planning instrument, development control plan or in the course of processing and determining a development application,

Vary definition for early childhood centre as follows:

Early childhood centre means a preschool, kindergarten or child-minding centre for the care or training of more than 5 children.

Insert definition for entertainment venue as follows:

Entertainment venue is as defined in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

Insert definition of film as follows:

Film means a cinematograph film of a size of 35 mm or greater.

Insert definition of flying scenery as follows:

Flying scenery means scenery of a kind that is lifted above the stage floor by means of lines run from a grid.

Insert definition of grid as follows:

Grid means a framework from which lines are run for the purpose of lifting flying scenery above the stage floor.

Insert definition of minimum lateral clearance as follows:

Minimum lateral clearance means a permanently unobstructed space having a height above floor level of not less than 2000 mm and a width of not less than the specified measurement.

Insert definition of projection suite as follows:

Projection suite means such part of an entertainment venue as is designed to accommodate apparatus used for projecting films.

Insert definition of row as follows:

Row means a row of seating—
  1. between a wall or other barrier and an aisle; or
  2. between 2 aisles.

Insert definition of special fire protection purpose as follows:

Special fire protection purpose (as per Section 100B(6) of the Rural Fires Act 1997) means any of the following purposes:
  1. a school,
  2. a child care centre,
  3. a hospital (including a hospital for the mentally ill or mentally disordered),
  4. a hotel, motel or other tourist accommodation,
  5. a building wholly or principally used as a home or other establishment for mentally incapacitated persons,
  6. seniors housing within the meaning of State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004,
  7. a group home within the meaning of State Environmental Planning Policy No 9 - Group Homes (now SEPP (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009),
  8. a retirement village,
  9. any other purpose prescribed by the regulations (Rural Fires Regulation 2013).

Note: For application of this definition in the BCA, the term "school" does not include a college, university or similar tertiary educational establishment.

Insert definition of temporary structure as follows:

Temporary structure means—
  1. a booth, tent or other temporary enclosure, whether or not a part of the booth, tent or enclosure is permanent; or
  2. a mobile structure.

NSW A3.2 Classifications

In A3.2 replace the definition of Class 6 as follows:

Class 6:

a shop or other building for the sale of goods by retail or the supply of services direct to the public, including—


an eating room, cafe, restaurant, milk or soft-drink bar; or


a dining room, bar, shop or kiosk part of a hotel or motel; or


a hairdresser’s or barber’s shop, public laundry, or undertaker’s establishment; or


market or sale room, showroom, or service station.

NSW Specification A1.3 Documents Adopted by Reference

In Table 1, insert additional reference as follows:


No. Date Title BCA Clause
AS/NZS 1596 2008 The Storage and Handling of LP Gas NSW H101.24.1

AS 2001
Part 5.4

1987 Methods of test for textiles Determination of dimensional change in laundering of textile fabrics and garments — Automatic machine method NSW SpecificationC1.10
AS/NZS 3000 2000 Electrical installations — Buildings, structures and premises (SAA wiring rules) NSW H102.14
AS 3002 1985 Electrical installations — Shows and carnivals NSW H102.14
SSL Appraisal Specification FAS102 NSW H101.17.1
NSW Legislation 1979 Environmental Planning and Assessment Act NSW G5.2, NSW J(A)P1, NSW J(A)1.1
NSW Legislation 2000 Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation NSW A1.1, NSW H101.1, NSW H101.17.1
NSW Legislation 1997 Rural Fires Act NSW A1.1, NSW G5.2
NSW Legislation 1992 Swimming Pools Act NSW GP1.2, NSW G1.1
NSW Legislation 2008 Swimming Pools Regulation NSW GP1.2, NSW G1.1