Bush Fire Assessment Reports (also known as Bush Fire Threat Assessments)

If your land is within a Bush fire prone area, you will be required to obtain a Bushfire Report to accompany your Development Application (DA). This is the principle document that assesses all aspects of design and construction in bush fire prone areas. 

Our Bushfire Assessment Reports satisfies the requirements within Appendix 1 of Planning for Bush fire Protection and with section 4.14 and 4.15 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 and where required s100B of the Rural Fires Regulation 2013. EMC implements FPAA ‘Practise Notes’ and the various Australian Standards including AS3959 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas to provide the client industry best practices.  The report is presented in a way to assist the local Council development assessment officer and the Rural Fire Service to determine compliance and relevant the consent condition.  

We implement both method 1 and method 2 assessment pathways.

Your report will incorporate a site inspection and will includes:

  • Site and development proposal;

  • Bush fire strategic study of the existing bushfire hazards affecting the site;

  • Assessment of the distances, vegetation and slope surrounding the development;

  • Determination of required setbacks and Bush fire Construction level (BAL Report);

  • Assess the bush fire protection measures to minimise the impact of bushfire on life and property, which are:

    • Asset Protection Zones

    • Access

    • Building and Construction

    • Water Supply and Utilities

    • Landscaping

  • Emergency Management Arrangements

  • Executive summary with Compliance tables and recommendations.