Does your project require the use of a Level 3 BPAD Practitioner?

01 December 2016 in General
Bushfire WA

What can Bushfire Prone Planning Offer?

Bushfire Prone Planning have two Level 3 Practitioners to assist with your project. Our Level 3 Accredited Practitioners can also provide Alternative Solutions, Performance Based Solutions and can undertake AS3959 BAL Method 2 Assessments, all of which can only be done by a Level 3 Practitioner.



We also offer the services of;

  1. Expert witness, State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and Appeals
  2. Insurance matters
  3. Bushfire Investigation


For vulnerable and high risk land uses, a Level 3 BPAD Accredited Practitioner must be engaged

Under the State bushfire planning provisions, certain planning and development projects are defined as ‘vulnerable’ and /or ‘high risk’ land uses. Examples of land use that meet these definitions can include:

  1. Hospitals, nursing homes and retirement villages
  2. Tourist accommodation including camping grounds and ecotourism
  3. Childcare centres, schools and educational establishments
  4. Places of worship
  5. Corrective institutions
  6. Service Stations and fuel depots
  7. Land Fill
  8. Bulk storage of hazardous materials and heavy industrial developments
  9. Military bases
  10. Power generating land uses
  11. Saw mills
  12. Highways and railways


This definition may also include places of assembly, retail and office premises, family day care centres or home businesses, and essential infrastructure such as energy, transport, telecommunications and other utilities.

If you are involved with the planning of such projects in designated bushfire prone areas, there are specific bushfire risk assessments and associated documents that are required by the provisions.  The State has adopted the Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) Accreditation Scheme to determine the qualifications of the bushfire practitioners who can provide you with these services.

The services that are only able to be provided by a Level 3 Practitioner include:

  1. Provision of a Bushfire Management Plan specifically for vulnerable and high risk land uses;
  2. AS3959 – 2009 Bushfire Attack Level assessments using the detailed Method 2;
  3. Provision of Bushfire Evacuation (Response) Plans and/or a Risk Management Plans – as required for vulnerable and high risk land use; and
  4. Provision of performance based alternative solutions when required to solve identified limitations in your project and meet bushfire planning requirements

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