Development Rules (LEP/DCP)
- A New Plan for Our City
- Kogarah Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012
- Planning Proposals
- Kogarah Development Control Plan 2013
- Exempt and Complying Development
- 149 Certificates
- 149 and 603 Certificate Request and Payment
- Developer Contributions
- Planning Agreements
- State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPP)
- Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP)
- Water Management Policy
- Development Applications
- Certification Services
- Roads and Footpaths
Windows & balconies - Kids can't fly
An increasing number of children are admitted to hospital each year, with serious injuries, as a result of falling from windows and balconies. These falls often occur in the child's own home, over the warmer months when families leave windows and doors to balconies open both during the day and at night. Children aged from one to five years are most at risk as they are naturally curious but lack the ability to recognise danger.
Although the current Building Code of Australia permits a maximum opening of 12.5cm for windows and balustrades (where regulated), The Children's Hospital at Westmead recommends for enhanced safety, a maximum opening of 10cm. Please note, there are no laws that require window and balustrade openings in older buildings to meet current building standards.
Read more about window and balcony safety for children on The Children's Hospital at Westmead website.
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