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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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BAL Calculator

To assist in your planning we have provided a BAL Method 1 Calculator to enable you to make a preliminary assessment of your property. This should be used as a guide only; the assessment of bushfire risk has many components that only experienced assessors are able to apply for an accurate risk assessment of your property. Unsure what a BAL is and why it is important...

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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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