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Nursing home sprinklers mandatory

Posted by: 2UE | 16 August, 2012 - 3:21 PM
Sprinklers will now be made mandatory in all Nursing Homes in NSW

Paul Murray has been pushing for some time, and now it is mandatory. All NSW nursing homes will be required to install sprinkler systems, but State Government has rejected their request to help pay for them.

Following last year's fatal fire at Quakers Hill, the government has decided all nursing home operators must either install sprinkler systems within 18-months, or produce a business-plan to show they will do so within three years.

State Planning Minister Brad Hazard, who has called on the Federal Government to help the industry meet the costs.

Paul Murray with the Minister for Ageing and Disability Services Andrew Constance on how it will work and how soon it will start.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Paul, now that you have done such a marvelous job on getting the sprinklers mandated, can you now go in to bat on stopping the Muslim Colonisation of Australia!

    Bikinis not burkas! Saturday 18 August, 2012 - 4:33 AM
  • Sprinklers are a great start....perhaos they need to ensure that all staff that work in aged care have training to ensure they know what to do in the event of an emergency chancers are that staff would find an emergency before the sprinklers do.....

    John Friday 17 August, 2012 - 11:23 AM
  • We have a damned reckless Labor government incapable of running the country. There is no chance to get federal funding for sprinklers which should of been compulsory for licensing approval. The Labor government after all their wasted $billions in stupid donations to other countries who don't even like us, have no money left for battling Aussies.

    Sherene Thursday 16 August, 2012 - 5:36 PM

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