Fire Management Planning
Our Fire Management Planning team works closely with clients to ensure all bushfire management, planning and risk assessment projects meet all necessary requirements under relevant legislation and policies.
Our team are experts in the preparation of BAL assessments that detail specific building construction requirements for developments within bushfire prone areas. In addition, we complete BAL compliance reports and the provision of BAL certifications at the post-approval stage.
Our Bushfire Management Plans accompany strategic planning proposals, subdivision applications and development applications for residential, commercial, industrial, tourism and event type land uses.
We prepare comprehensive Bushfire Emergency Evacuation Plans for vulnerable land uses ensuring peace of mind for our clients.
We prepare BRMPs for high risk land uses which assess potential bushfire scenarios and subsequent risk treatment options to meet life, safety, property and environmental protection objectives of critical assets.
Our experienced team of qualified staff are recognised under the Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) Accreditation Scheme. We have current BPAD Level 1, 2 and 3 accredited practitioners enabling us to undertake all levels of bushfire consultancy services. We also conduct accredited reviews of BMPs, BEEPs and BRMPs.
Remaining at the forefront of legislation and policies, our team provide strategic advice required under relevant local, state or national legislation in support of development approvals.
BPAD Level 3 accreditation permits the use ‘performance principle-based’ solutions, rather than just the prescriptive ‘acceptable solutions’, to demonstrate compliance with relevant local planning policies and the national Australian Standard AS 3959 – 2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas.
We provide advice on Asset Protection Zones (APZs) including landscaping strategies and environmental considerations.