Category: What is an Asset Protection Zone?

  • Your Asset Protection Zone (APZ) and how it should look

    Most Local Government Authority (LGA) areas may mandate an Asset Protection Zone (APZ) around your habitable dwelling, often set at a fixed distance, irrespective of your specific vegetation type, lot location, or the surrounding lots, contrary to what many believe. A Level 2 BPAD Consultant prescribes a site-specific Asset Protection Zone, considering factors like vegetation,…

  • How to modify your Asset Protection Zone:

    Procedure for modifying Your Asset Protection Zone (APZ) After the Local Government Authority approves your Asset Protection Zone (APZ), you must modify the upper canopy cover within the APZ to comply with the Schedule 1 Standards for APZ’s. Reduce the upper canopy cover to 10-15%, considering the trees at full maturity. Step-by-Step Guide to Complying…

  • What is an Asset Protection Zone (APZ)?

    An APZ or Asset Protection Zone is an area that is “low risk” measured from a dwelling to native vegetation within the lot. The APZ is required to be managed to lower the BAL Rating to an acceptable level. You will get the APZ distance from the bushfire consultant, BAL Report or similar document like…