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Maintaining essential building services

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 Maintenance of Essential Building Services Determination (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.

For example,

  • 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

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Updated: 23 Feb 2021

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