Section G Ancillary provisions
Part G1 Minor structures and components
NSW GP1.2 Swimming pool access and water recirculation systems
A barrier must be provided to a swimming pool and must—
be continuous for the full extent of the hazard; and
be of a strength and rigidity to withstand the foreseeable impact of people; and
restrict the access of young children to the pool and the immediate pool surrounds; and
have any gates and doors fitted with latching devices not readily operated by young children, and constructed to automatically close and latch.
NSW GP1.2(a) only applies to a swimming pool with a depth of water of more than 300 mm, in conjunction with the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and the Swimming Pools Regulation 2018.
NSW G1.1 Swimming pools
G1.1(b) applies to the technical construction requirements for barriers to restrict access to swimming pool, subject to out-of-ground pool walls and the walls of above ground pools, including inflatable pools, not being considered to be effective barriers.
A swimming pool with a depth of water more than 300 mm and which is associated with a Class 2 or 3 building or Class 4 part of a building, must have suitable barriers to restrict access by young children to the immediate pool surrounds in accordance with:
AS 1926 Parts 1 and 2; or
if the swimming pool is a spa pool:
The requirements of (b)(i); or
Clause 9 of the Swimming Pools Regulation 2018.
The Swimming Pools Act 1992 and the Swimming Pools Regulation 2018, applicable to swimming pool with a depth of water of more than 300 mm, regulate the circumstances in which a barrier is required and prevail in the case of any inconsistency.
NSW G1.101 Provision for cleaning windows
A building must provide for a safe manner of cleaning any windows located 3 or more storeys above ground level.
Part G5 Construction in bushfire prone areas
NSW GP5.1 Bushfire resistance
A building that is constructed in a designated bushfire prone area must, to the degree necessary, be designed and constructed to reduce the risk of ignition from a bushfire appropriate to the—
potential for ignition caused by burning embers, radiant heat or flame generated by a bushfire; and
intensity of the bushfire attack on the building.
NSW GP5.1 only applies in a designated bushfire prone area, to—
- a Class 2 or 3 building;
- a Class 4 part of a building;
- a Class 9 building that is a special fire protection purpose; or
- a Class 10a building or deck associated with a building or part referred to in (a), (b) or (c).
NSW G5.1 Application of part
The Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions of this part apply to—
a Class 2 or 3 building; or
a Class 4 part of a building; or
a Class 9 building that is a special fire protection purpose; or
a Class 10a building or deck associated with a building or a part referred to in (a), (b) or (c),
located in a designated bushfire prone area.
NSW G5.2 Protection
In a designated bushfire prone area, a Class 2 building, a Class 3 building, a Class 4 part of a building or a Class 9 building that is a special fire protection purpose or a Class 10a building or deck associated with such a building or part, must comply with the following—
AS 3959 except—
as amended by Planning for Bush Fire Protection; and
for Section 9 Construction for Bushfire Attack Level FZ (BAL-FZ). Buildings subject to BAL-FZ must comply with specific conditions of development consent for construction at this level; or
the requirements of (a) above as modified by the development consent following consultation with the NSW Rural Fire Service under section 4.14 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 if required; or
the requirements of (a) above as modified by development consent with a bushfire safety authority issued under section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997 for the purposes of integrated development.