Category: Information & Advice

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bushfire Safety in WA

    Bushfire Safety in WA

    Western Australia is a beautiful state with diverse landscapes, but its unique environment also brings the risk of bushfires. As the threat of bushfires continues to be a concern, it’s crucial for residents to be prepared and alert, safeguarding WA from Bushfires. In this article, we will discuss key strategies and measures to protect your…

  • BAL Report Assessment Process

    BAL Report Assessment Process

    Understanding the BAL Report Assessment Process (level 2 Assessor) The BAL Report Assessment Process with a Site Plan: The BAL Report Assessment Process Without a Site Plan: Get us at WA Fire & Safety to provide you with expert and up to date advice and documentation for your development, Contact us today Other information available…

  • Why is it BAL-FZ?

    Why is it BAL-FZ?

    Why is it BAL-FZ? First, read and understand the building process information to know the steps and documentation needed for construction. Lots with native vegetation, unmanaged grasslands, and ground fuels often receive a higher BAL Rating, like BAL-FZ or BAL-40. Typically, these lots are larger than a normal residential lot, but that’s not always the…

  • Building Process in WA

    Building Process in WA

    The basic building process in Western Australia typically involves the following steps (we are located in the Planning and Design Section): Planning and design Planning and design is the initial step in the building process. This phase involves: Building Permit Before any construction work can commence, you must obtain a building permit. This step includes: construction The construction phase…