• 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…

  • Bushfire Management Statement Explained

    Bushfire Management Statement Explained

    An accredited BPAD Level 2 Planning Practitioner issues a Bushfire Management Statement, which demonstrates your lot-specific bushfire mitigation measures to comply with the SPP3.7 State Planning Policy and any Local Government Requirements. You will need a Bushfire Management Statement for most single lots proposing a dwelling or ancillary dwelling with a higher BAL Rating that…

  • Understand your BAL Report

    Understand your BAL Report

    We will cover the most important areas of the BAL Report document to ensure you understand your BAL Report. Page 2 features the Site Assessment Map, which indicates the current vegetation classifiable within 100-150m of your proposed structure, as shown below: This shows your the BAL Ratings overall. Ratings of BAL12.5, BAL-19 & BAL-29 are…

  • 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…

  • Bushfire Planning Process Explained

    In Western Australia, the planning process in bushfire prone areas is guided by the State Planning Policy 3.7: Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas (SPP 3.7). This policy aims to reduce the risk to people and property from bushfires by requiring appropriate planning and design measures in bushfire prone areas. The planning process typically involves the…

  • BAL-29 Construction Requirements

    BAL-29, an Australian Bushfire Attack Level rating, prescribes construction requirements for moderate bushfire risk. It actively guides builders to boost fire safety. Some construction requirements for BAL-29 rated buildings: These are just some of the requirements for the BAL-29 rating, but additional regulations may apply based on your site and design specifics. Therefore, consult a…

  • BAL-19 Construction Requirements

    BAL-19 Construction Requirements

    BAL-19, a Bushfire Attack Level rating in Australia, sets construction requirements for moderate bushfire risk. Consequently, it guides builders to enhance fire safety. Some of the construction requirements for BAL-19 rated buildings: These requirements are essential for BAL-19 ratings; however, additional regulations may apply based on your site and design. Therefore, consult a professional designer…

  • BAL-12.5 Construction Requirements

    BAL-12.5, a rating used in Australia, determines construction requirements for buildings in bushfire-prone areas. Representing a lower bushfire risk, it ensures safer construction. Some construction requirements for BAL-12.5 rated buildings: These are just some of the requirements for the BAL-12.5 rating. Consult a professional building designer or architect with bushfire-prone area experience to ensure full…