Newcastle boarding house owner Aaron Buman says he is more than happy to install a fire sprinkler system throughout his Carrington boarding house.
City of Newcastle lifted an emergency order on the Bourke Street boarding house on Thursday following extensive works to bring the building up to standards.
The work removed about half of the 36 original bedrooms, which council said were unauthorised, leaving 16 rooms complying with fire safety requirements.
A number of other "unauthorised structures" have been removed from the site and a "substantial additional fire safety measures implemented", the council said.
City of Newcastle governance director David Clarke said on Thursday Mr Buman would be issued with additional orders to enable the him to install a fire sprinkler system in the boarding house which will further improve the safety of residents.
Mr Buman said he proposed to install a sprinkler system in the building when the council first raised concerns in September last year.
"I have proposed sprinklers from day one to make the building 100 per cent compliant," he said on Friday.
"It is my intention to do that within six months."
Mr Buman said he would also install fire sprinklers throughout his Adamstown boarding house to make it compliant with new requirements that come into effect on July 1, 2019.
"I will be the most compliant owner of boarding houses in Newcastle," he said.