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Prepare Your Home for Bushfire (DFES Video – 2020)

DFES Information (Video) on Preparing your Home For Bushfire (2020)...

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Bushfire Planning for the Coznic Bay Tourism Precinct (WA)

Bushfire Prone Planning are thrilled to be working with the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation on the Coznic Bay Tourism Precinct. The world class precinct will include the Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre, campgrounds, jetty and day use areas. The project brings together an extensive team of consultants from various disciplines, working closely with the Traditional Custodians of the land. Our role is to ensure bushfire protection measures are...

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Bushfire Evacuation Planning (Level 3) in the South West (Western Australia)

Bushfire Prone Planning can assist you with the planning documentation required for the registration of your existing dwelling as Holiday Home Accommodation. We can provide you with the neccessary Bushfire Planning advice and documentation to submit a development application to the Local Government. ...

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Mike Scott to present at ‘Planning Institute of Australia’ (PIA) Event in Busselton

The Planning Institute of Australia is holding a South-West (WA) Event at 'The Fire Station' in Busselton to hear speakers discuss the future of Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas. Mike Scott (Bushfire Prone Planning Company Director) will be a Key Speaker at the Event. Date – Friday 13th March 2020 Venue – The Fire Station, 68 Queen Street, Busselton WA...

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Position Statement (Tourism in Bushfire Prone Areas) – Nov 2019

Position Statement: Tourism land uses within bushfire prone areas has been released by the State Government. The Policy intent is outlined at the front of the statement: The intent of this position statement is to provide guidance for tourism land uses within bushfire prone areas. The position statement maintains primacy for the protection of life but also recognises that the protection of property or infrastructure may be...

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New Multipurpose Bushfire Facility to be Built in Collie

Collie to be home to multipurpose bushfire management facility Media Statements Extract from the Media statement Below The $8 million facility will include an Incident Control Centre, Emergency Driver Training School, and regional fleet maintenance and management services. It will support career and volunteer emergency services personnel, including firefighters and SES in Collie and the South-West region, and about 12 full-time workers will be based at the centre. The Level...

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Release of the DRAFT Position Statement (Tourism in Bushfire Prone Areas) – Dec 2018

DRAFT Position Statement: Tourism land uses within bushfire prone areas has been released by the State Government. The Policy intent is outlined at the front of the statement: This position statement provides the policy position for short stay tourism land uses and tourism land uses limited to day/night use with no overnight stay, located within bushfire prone areas. DRAFT Position Statement Bushfire Prone Planning Staff are available to assist...

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Rural Fire Service For WA

The State Government has announced the creation of a dedicated Rural Fire Division within the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). It will focus on the way the State tackles rural fire management, with a greater emphasis on mitigation activities and training and enhancing partnerships with this State’s bushfire volunteers. We will continue to harness local knowledge, recognising the importance of collaboration between teams, services and...

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BPP Now offers a range of Environmental Surveys and Impact Assessments

We are now delighted to offer our clients a range of environmental surveys and impact assessments to complement our existing services in bushfire risk assessment and management planning. A wholistic approach to bushfire and environmental assessment has significant advantages for our clients: a unified approach from a single company results in best practice outcomes for both bushfire and environmental compliance; mitigation strategies are cross-referenced to ensure...

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Release of version 1.2 – Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas

The Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas have been updated. The changes are outlined in the summary table at the front of the guidelines and include: • Clearer definitions provided on what constitutes a vulnerable land use and the information required to be provided in an emergency evacuation plan. • Appendix Two - Bushfire Hazard Level assessment amended to include an updated assessment methodology. • Appendix three – BAL Contour...

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Fire and Biodiversity Landholder Information Kit

Cape to Cape Catchments Group - Margaret River This Fire and Biodiversity Landholder Information Kit has been prepared to assist land managers, an particularly private landowners with large areas of retained native vegetation, to consider conservation o biodiversity values whilst planning for bushfire risk management on their properties. ...

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The Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas Version 1.1

The Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas have been updated. The changes are outlined in the summary table at the front of the guidelines and include: • ‘Minor development’ (as defined in State Planning Policy 3.7 Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas) in an area of BAL-40 or BAL-FZ is no longer a performance principle solution and does not require referral to the Department of Fire and Emergency...

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Bushfire Prone Area Map

In December 2015, the DFES Commissioner published the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas. This map identifies land falling within, or partially within, a bush fire prone area of Western Australia as designated by the Fire and Emergency Services (FES) Commissioner. If a property sits within a designated bushfire prone area, based on the WA Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas or from local council mapping, then...

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Home Improvements for increased Bushfire Protection (Victorian CFA -2010)

  The introduction of building regulations that require consideration of bushfire protection measures to Australian Standard 3959-2009 (AS 3959) mean that residents who are building or renovating now have a clear direction on how to increase protection to their homes. However, the majority of residences in bush fire prone areas pre-date those regulations, meaning existing houses are unlikely to achieve the increased levels of bushfire protection...

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Reflections on the Wye River – Separation Creek Fire

Australian Journal of Emergency Management Activities in defendable space areas: reflections on the Wye River-Separation Creek fire ...

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Landscaping for Bushfire – Country Fire Authority Publication (Victoria – 2011)

The type, quantity and condition of fuel has a very important effect on bushfire behaviour. The survivability of buildings, and of those who occupy and shelter in them, can be significantly enhanced or endangered by the type of plants around the building. Landscaping for Bushfire has been developed by CFA in response to Recommendation 44 from the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. It forms just one part...

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Western Australian Bushfire Planning Overview

By understanding our states recent bushfire history, and the subsequent legislative outcomes, we hope to be able to create a better understanding about why bushfire planning is important. A Shared Responsibility; a report of the Perth Hills Bushfire, February 2011 Review was a report written following the 2011 Perth Hills bushfire incident that devastated communities within the City of Swan and City of Armadale (including; Red...

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