• Build in the Shire of Mundaring

    Build in the Shire of Mundaring

    The process of building in the Shire of Mundaring, Western Australia, typically involves the following steps: It is important to note that the specific requirements and processes for building in the Shire of Mundaring may vary depending on the nature and scope of the proposed building works. We recommend consulting with the Shire’s planning and…

  • What is a BAL Assessment?

    What is a BAL Assessment?

    BAL Assessment

  • Creating a bushfire resistant garden

    Creating a bushfire resistant garden

    As you prepare for the upcoming bushfire season, you’re likely thinking about how to protect your home and outdoor space from the threat of wildfires. One effective way to do this is by creating a bushfire-resistant garden within your Asset Protection Zone (APZ). By designing and maintaining a firewise garden, you can not only enhance…

  • Shire of Mundaring BAL Assessments

    Shire of Mundaring BAL Assessments

    Are you building in the Shire of Mundaring and want the differences for BAL Assessments in the area? We’ve got you covered with essential local knowledge. Mundaring usually requests a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment as the first document. Regardless of the rating, you will likely need a Bushfire Management Statement (BMS) due to the…

  • City of Kalamunda BAL Assessments

    City of Kalamunda BAL Assessments

    Are you building in the City of Kalamunda and need a simple rundown on BAL Assessments in the area? We’ve got you covered with essential local knowledge. Has the city requested a BAL Assessment and you’re unsure what it means? A Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment is typically the first document requested. If the rating…

  • Level 3 Bushfire Services

    Level 3 Bushfire Services

    BPAD Level 3 Basics A BPAD Level 3 consultant provides advanced bushfire planning and design services for high-risk and vulnerable developments. These include schools, daycare centers, aged care facilities, campsites, and other critical infrastructure. They work on projects involving “Tourism use,” “Unavoidable Flame Zone (BAL-40/FZ),” or “High Risk” developments like petrol stations. They conduct detailed…

  • Bushfire Management Plans for Subdivisions

    Bushfire Management Plans for Subdivisions

    Bushfire Management Plans (BMPs) are essential for multi-lot subdivisions to safeguard lives, property, and the environment in bushfire-prone areas. Comprehensive Risk Assessment BMPs provide an in-depth risk assessment for multi-lot subdivisions. They evaluate various bushfire hazards, including vegetation type and density, topography, and potential fire paths. This thorough assessment helps to identify and mitigate risks…

  • Basic BAL Process for a Bush Block

    Basic BAL Process for a Bush Block

    The basic BAL process for a bush block involves several key steps, from initial assessment to final approval. Here’s an overview: Basic bush block BAL Assessment The initial BAL site assessment determines the potential exposure of your building to bushfire attack. A qualified bushfire assessor evaluates the site’s vegetation type, distance to vegetation, land slope,…

  • Understanding Your BAL Ratings

    Understanding Your BAL Ratings

    A Complete Guide for Western Australia This comprehensive guide helps you understand your BAL ratings as you plan to build, extend, or renovate in bushfire-prone areas of Western Australia. Highlighting the importance of correct processes, cost-saving strategies, and how hiring the best BAL assessor can prevent unnecessary headaches and ensure compliance. What is a BAL…

  • Getting a BAL Assessment in WA?

    Getting a BAL Assessment in WA?

    In WA, get a BAL Assessment from an FPAA Accredited level 2 Bushfire planning practitioner. Level 1 Bushfire Consultants have limited job scopes and areas. Firstly, check the DFES Bushfire Prone Map. If your structure isn’t in the pink, you don’t need one. To obtain a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment in Western Australia, follow…