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Requirements for Domestic oil or solid fuel heating appliance (other than a portable appliance)

Domestic oil and solid fuel heating appliances can be a major source of air pollution and adversely affect human health and the environment.

To effectively assess and mitigate these impacts, the following information is required to be submitted to Council with the application to install a solid fuel heating appliance (Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993):

  • Details of the installer;
  • Manufacturer’s specifications, brand and model (including flue);
  • A certificate of compliance certifying that the heater complies with AS/NZS 4012:2014 Domestic solid fuel burning appliances - Method for determination of power output and efficiency, and AS/NZS 4013:2014 Domestic solid fuel burning appliances -Method for determination of flue gas emission;
  • Installation details for the solid fuel heating appliance demonstrating compliance with AS/NZS 2918:2018, Domestic Solid fuel burning appliances – Installation;
  • A floor plan and elevation of the building showing the position of the heating appliance and penetration of the chimney/flue;
  • A site plan drawn to scale showing the location and height of the chimney/flue and any homes, buildings, facilities and any environmentally sensitive areas on adjacent land located at least a minimum 15m radius from the site. The site plan shall also detail topography and other landscape features;
  • Properties located within R1, R2, R3 & R4 zones also require the submission of an odour impact statement prepared by a suitably qualified air quality consultant in accordance with the NSW EPA’s policy framework for managing odour;
  • As part of the assessment, the consultant shall evaluate site suitability and consider the likelihood of the solid fuel heater resulting in land-use conflict, taking into consideration its compatibility with current and future land-use in the area and sensitivity of the surrounding environment. If required, mitigation measures shall be specified to achieve compliance with the assessment criteria.
  • Council requires all odour impact statements to be prepared by a suitably qualified air quality consultant who is a:
    • Certified Environmental Practitioner under the CEnvP Scheme administered by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ); or
    • Certified Air Quality Professional under the CAQP Scheme administered by the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ).
  • Any other details relevant to this application