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In This Edition

Dates For Your Diary

Equivalent Carbon Pricing
25-27 July & 9-10 August

WA Fire Expo
Thursday 26 July

Victorian Breakfast Briefing
Tuesday 28 August

Passive Fire Protection
2-14 September

Fire Australia 2012
14 - 16 November

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FPA Australia Reminds Industry of Carbon Pricing Changes

Fire Protection Association Australia
(FPA Australia) is remindi
ng industry stakeholders about the important changes to the import and sale of hydroflurocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) that have taken effect as of July 1, 2012 as part of the Australian Government's Clean Energy Future Plan.

The amendments to legislation include the introduction of a carbon charge component, based on an equivalent carbon price, on synthetic greenhouse gases or equipment containing these gases that are either imported or manufactured in Australia. This is in addition to the existing administrative levy.
The amendments have also expanded the definition of synthetic greenhouse gases to include SF6.

To improve the level of understanding, FPA Australia will be hosting a national seminar series specific to carbon pricing, including its impacts and opportunities for industry stakeholders.

These free seminars will be held in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from 25 July – 10 August 2012. For more information and to register visit To register for the seminars online visit

To read the full carbon pricing media release Click Here
To download the carbon pricing Sseminar brochure Click Here

Bushfire Planning & Design Victorian Update

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) continues to work with key stakeholders to consider the implementation of a bushfire planning and design recognition and accreditation scheme for Victoria.

In recent months discussions have been held with the Victorian Building Commission, Department of Planning and Community Development and the Country Fire Authority. 


Renew Your FPA Australia Membership Online

FPA Australia is encouraging all renewing members to access the CONNECT site to pay their renewal subscription fees.

CONNECT is the simple and intuitive way to pay membership fees as well as download member information, news, logos and more.

To renew online simply:

1. Log in to the CONNECT platform by entering into your browser and inputting your supplied user credentials

2. Mouse over the 'Membership Services' tab and select the renewal tab in the drop down bar

3. Accept the relevant declaration form for your membership level to be directed to the payment screen

4. Your required renewal amount will automatically appear, click 'proceed to cart' to make payment

Please note that payments may take up to two business days to process. For more information on membership renewal contact the Membership Services Department at or call 1300 731 922.  

FPA Australia's Matthew Wright at Total Facilities Live

FPA Australia is pleased to announce that Chief Technical Officer and Deputy CEO Mathew Wright will deliver a presentation regarding the importance of maintaining and servicing fire protection equipment at the upcoming Total Facilities Live conference - July 19 & 20.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Technology in Building Surveying and has held building surveying positions in local government and leading private practice, as well as a career with the Country Fire Authority in Victoria and work with the Building Appeals Board.

It is this vast level of experience that makes Matthew one of the leading experts in fire protection and safety in the built environment in Australia.

Matthew's presentation is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of maintaining installed equipment and services and will focus on:

·         Why maintenance of fire protection systems is vital

·         Responsibilities of different stakeholders for maintenance

·         The importance of using competent persons

·         The need for national harmonisation of maintenance regulations

The Total Facilities Conference is a peer-led professional development event for facility executives to share information, lessons-learned, new perspectives, insights and intelligence about facility management.

Find out more information about the Total Facilities Conference here

WA Fire Expo - South Perth Community Centre, July 26

On Thursday July 26 the inaugural WA Fire Expo will be held at the South Perth Community Centre - its not too late to register as an attendee. 

The WA Fire Expo 2012 will showcase local FPA Australia member's products and services for the fire protection industry and affiliated industries. The expo is also an ideal opportunity to network with colleagues and industry associates.

Entry is free for attendees and exhibitor fees are highly affordable. For information on the WA Fire Expo 2012 click here to download the brochure and registration form or select it from the downloads section above.

Passive Fire Protection Seminar Series - September 2012

During September FPA Australia will be hosting a national series of  passive fire protection seminars. These one day events will provide a comprehensive update across many aspects of passive fire protection.

Topics will be presented by key industry representatives from the
FPA Australia Technical Advisory Committee TAC/19 (Passive Fire Protection), with updates by local speakers on state based legislation and changes.

For more information download the event information brochure here. To register for FPA Australia events online visit CONNECT here.

Work On New FPA Australia Website Underway

FPA Australia is pleased to announce that work has commenced on the redevelopment of our public website

The Association has undertaken a detailed tender pro
cess to determine the scope of the project and has appointed IServices Consulting to commence work immediately. One of the significant enhancements to the new website will be an entirely new search platform and service provider listing for members. It is expected that the new website will go live in late 2012.

Standards Australia July 2012 Sector Updates

The Standards Australia July 2012 Sector Updates are now available including updates on the work of Australian Standards Committees FP-001 through to FP-024.

To view the Building & Construction updates page of the Standards Australia website click here. You can also view all Sector Updates here.

FPA Australia Strategic Plan Available from CONNECT

The newly updated FPA Australia Strategic Plan is now available for all members to view and download.

The Strategic Plan details the current direction, issues and action items of FPA Australia as guided by the Association's Board of Directors. to download the current strategic plan, log into CONNECT and select the downloads tab. A link to the Plan is displayed on the downloads page. 

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