This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 1 October 2006, sections 8 and 11 of the Fire Service Amendment Act 2005 (the Amendment Act), which make related amendments to the Fire Service Act 1975 (the principal Act).
Section 8 of the Amendment Act repeals section 21A of the principal Act and substitutes new sections 21A to 21I into that Act. New sections 21A to 21I require the owners of certain types of building to provide and maintain an evacuation scheme for the buildings that is designed to enable evacuation from the scene of a fire safely and within a reasonable time.
Section 11(1) of the Amendment Act amends section 92 of the principal Act by inserting into subsection (2) four new regulation-making powers (paragraphs (nc) to (nf). Paragraphs (nc) to (nf) authorise the making of regulations for certain matters relating to evacuation schemes (for example, prescribing the matters to be included in an evacuation scheme).
Section 11(2) of the Amendment Act repeals section 92(3) of the principal Act. This provision is no longer necessary as the regulation-making powers it contains have been replaced by those inserted by section 11(1) of the Amendment Act.