Our Bushfire Planning Services
Why trust Queensland Bushfire Planning with your bushfire planning requirements? We are happy to provide obligation free initial advice about your particular project requirements. We always include a site inspection as part of all of our services. You will receive a written report that meets local government requirements. You will also receive expert opinion, practical guidance and advice. It will all be delivered to you at a reasonable price, within negotiated timeframes.
bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessments
A BAL measures a building’s potential exposure to bushfires. It is used to establish construction requirements, to help improve protection of the building from bushfires. A BAL assessment classifies land into six categories based on a combination of the vegetation type, the slope of the land and the proposed building’s distance from vegetation.
bushfire Hazard assessments
A well-designed subdivision can greatly reduce the exposure of people, property and infrastructure to bushfire hazard areas and assist in fire management during a bushfire event. A bushfire hazard assessment determines the likely intensity of a bushfire for a particular area. This is done by categorising land as having a low, moderate or extreme bushfire hazard level. Different hazard levels may be assigned to different parts of a property. Or, in the case of subdivision proposals, parts of individual lots.
The bushfire hazard level assessment can assist in informing the suitability of land for future subdivision and development. It can help to determine suitable locations for particular land uses and development, including building envelopes. It may outline ways the bushfire risk can be reduced. This may be done through applying different risk management measures. They may include the selective clearing of vegetation to create hazard separation areas, bushfire protection zones and fire breaks.
bushfire Management Plans
Bushfire Management Plans set out medium to long-term strategies for managing fire hazards and risks within a bushfire-prone area. Bushfire Management Plans typically include the results of a Bushfire Hazard Assessment and/or BAL Assessment (where applicable) to identify the extent of bushfire risk for a particular area. Bushfire Management Plans may also impose bushfire safety requirements. These may include hazard separation zones, strategic access firebreaks on public and private property, fire fighting water supply (including standpipes and tanks), fire fighting access reservations and easements, and ongoing maintenance responsibilities.