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Laws for windows in NSW strata buildings

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14 Mar 2013

The NSW government has moved to prevent children falling from multi-storey homes by requiring all above ground windows to be fitted with locks or safety devices.

Between 2011 and the end of 2012, 39 children aged 9 or younger were hospitalised in NSW as a result of window falls.

From May, all windows above ground floor in new strata buildings will have to have locks or devices to prevent them opening more than 12.5cm.

Older buildings will need to be retrospectively fitted with the devices within five years.

 Click here to read the media release.

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