NCC 2019 Volume One
Schedule 3 Definitions

Schedule 3 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 buildingmeans 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:

Auditoriummeans 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 seatingmeans 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-overin 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 areameans land that:
  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,

as land that can support a bushfire or is likely to be subject to bushfire attack.

Insert definition for entertainment venue as follows:

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

Insert definition of film as follows:

Filmmeans a cinematograph film of a size of 35 mm or greater.

Insert definition of flying scenery as follows:

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

Insert definition of grid as follows:

Gridmeans 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 clearancemeans 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 Planning for Bush Fire Protection as follows:

Planning for Bush Fire Protectionis as prescribed by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

Insert definition of projection suite as follows:

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

Insert definition of row as follows:

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

Insert definition for spa pool as follows:

Spa pool is as defined in the Swimming Pools Act 1992

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.