BUSHFIRE SERVICES

We understand the pain of building in a bushfire prone region. We are here to take the trouble out of Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessments for you. Green Start Consulting’s Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessors can offer a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment of your property and rate it in accordance with AS3559 – Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas. We are FPAA accredited Level 2 BPAD assessors which is what the WAPC and Building Commission recommend using on your project.

We ensure the construction complies with BCA, planning legislation and AS3559. Not only can our knowledgeable Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessors complete your bushfire report in around two days, but we also offer advice on how to reduce your Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating so the overall cost of your construction drops significantly.

Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Report

Every developmental application in a bushfire prone region must be accompanied with a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment. It is to prove that the development is of a reasonable Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating (lower than BAL-29). We conduct a site assessment to classify the vegetation within a 100 m radius of your development and several factors are taken into account to get your Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating.

If your development has a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating above BAL-29, it requires more complex bushfire reports, and as Level 2 BPAD assessors, we can offer services beyond that of Level 1 BPAD assessors. These complex bushfire reports include:

Bushfire Management Plan (BMP)

If your Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating is around BAL-FZ or BAL-40, we can write a Bushfire Management Plan (BMP) which is catered to your specific development with recommendations on how to reduce your Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating and safeguard your property. The recommendations in a Bushfire Management Plan (BMP) comply with State Planning Policy 3.7 (SPP 3.7) and the guidelines to planning in bushfire prone regions. They essentially include the following elements:

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Bushfire Management Statement (BMS)
This is a one page document which acts as a summary to a more detailed Bushfire Management Plan (BMP). A Bushfire Management Statement (BMS) is only acceptable to a few councils so be sure to check with your council first!
Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Contour Map
For large subdivisions and well as some developmental applications some councils require a BAL contour map that reflects the bushfire risks within 100 m radius of the site and the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) ratings within that radius.

Feel free to Contact Us for any further inquiries.

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