Notice of Exhibition
Sydney Metro Crows Nest OSD Site C - Stage 2 (SSD-13852803)
Thank you for notifying Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) of the exhibition of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the above State Significant Development project.
It is understood that the EIS has been prepared by Kate Tudehope and Anna Nowland of Ethos Urban on behalf of Sydney Metro (the Applicant) to address matters identified in the relevant Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs). These matters are in relation to the design, construction, and operation of a commercial office building (the Development) over Sydney Metro’s Crows Nest Station.
The following comments are submitted for consideration following a review of relevant parts of the EIS and associated appendices.
It is noted that an application for a Crown Certificate will be made for the Development under the applicable legislative provisions of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, such that there would be no requirement for the Applicant (or representatives thereof) to make required formal submissions in accordance with Part 8, Division 2, Clause 144 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. Such submissions are essential in ensuring that the fire and life safety measures afforded to a development are not only adequate to meet the extent of potential incidents, but suitably accommodate the operational requirements of attending firefighters in undertaking intervention activities. To ensure that suitable consideration in given to these requirements, FRNSW recommend that the following conditions be included in the relevant instrument of consent should the Development be granted approval.
1. Should the fire engineering design be reliant upon performance solutions to achieve compliance with the performance requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), the Applicant (or representative thereof) be required to consult with FRNSW by way of the Fire Engineering Brief Questionnaire (FEBQ) process.
2. A Fire Engineering Report (FER) be prepared by the Applicant (or representatives thereof) and submitted to FRNSW for review and comment.
The above recommendations reflect the consultation and approval process that would be otherwise followed should the Development not have been seeking to make application for a Crown Certificate.
If you have any queries regarding the above please contact the Fire Safety Infrastructure Liaison Unit, referencing FRNSW file number BFS21/2057. Please ensure that all correspondence in relation to this matter is submitted electronically to [email protected]