In Tasmania, a new building must have safety features built into the design and construction of the building. An example of a building safety feature is a smoke alarm and/or fire sprinkler system.
A building owner must keep a current building maintenance schedule.
To see the changes to essential building maintenance and how this applies to you, read the Director's Determination- Maintenance of Essential Building Services (pdf, 208.5 KB)
What types of buildings does this essential building maintenance apply to?
This applies to all buildings, other than a stand alone house or a shed/garage.
- all public, commercial or industrial buildings and all workplaces
- shops, offices, factories and schools
- hotels, motels, guest houses and other types of tourist accommodation
- night clubs, cafes, theatres, bars or other buildings where the public has access
- places of sleeping such as blocks of flats, units or apartments where there are many individual private homes situated one above the other
- Fact Sheet - Essential Building Services - Building Act 2016 (pdf, 180.0 KB)
- Director's Determination - Maintenance of Essential Building Services V1.1.1 July 2017 (pdf, 208.5 KB)
- Building Act 2016
- Building Regulations 2016
- Australian Building Codes Board - Maintenance of Safety Measures, Equipment and Energy Efficiency Installations Handbook (2nd Edition 2015)