Bush fire is a major challenge for the community. It has been a natural part of our landscape for thousands of years and remains an ever-present threat.
All developments on land that is designated as bush fire prone have a legal obligation to consider bush fire and meet the requirements of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 and AS3959 – 2009.
When preparing a development application (DA) on bush fire prone land you will need to submit a Bush Fire Assessment Report to accompany the DA. This report assesses the risk to assets (meaning people, livestock, roads, buildings, dams etc.), and the hazards to assets are also identified and rated. These may include grassed areas and timbered areas.
In the Australian Standards As 3959, they have classified different bushfire intensity levels that a home may experience during a bushfire. These are referred to as Bushfire Attack Levels, or BAL’s for short.
These individual levels are based on;
- The region where you live.
- The vegetation type around your property.
- The distance from your home to individual vegetation types.
- Slope on the property.
So how can we help? Le Mottee Group’s in-house bushfire specialist can prepare a bush fire assessment report for the proposed development.
Please call us on 02 4987 1748 or complete our contact and request a quote form to discuss in more detail how we can help you.