Bushfire Vegetation Assessment Reports

Bushfire Vegetation Assessment Reports

Juvenile and mature koala food tree, Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis), in outer Asset Protection Zone of proposed development, Tatham via Casino

Juvenile and mature koala food tree, Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis), in outer Asset Protection Zone of proposed development, Tatham via Casino

Bushfire Assessment Reports are required as part of development applications in NSW on bushfire prone land.

Vegetation management is an important part of Bushfire Assessment Reports for single dwelling developments and land subdivisions.  Our reports are prepared in accordance with the NSW Rural Fire Service guidelines, Planning for Bush fire Protection 2006, and in consultation with local councils and the Rural Fire Service.

We use bush fire risk maps sourced from Council and determine actual bushfire risk from site analysis.  Features which are taken into account include vegetation type and structure; distances between vegetation and buildings; slope assessment; fuel loads; fire history and proposed development layout.

Bushfire hazard assessment, SEPP14 wetland adjoining houses, Ballina

Bushfire hazard assessment, SEPP14 wetland adjoining houses, Ballina

Bushfire protection recommendations focus on vegetation and fuel load management, particularly in relation to Asset Protection Zones (APZs), building setbacks and site access.

As part of Michael’s contract work with Lismore and Byron Councils he has reviewed and made recommendations on vegetation management for bushfire management as part of development and rezoning applications.

Our bushfire assessment and reporting projects include:

Bushfire vegetation assessment for residential development proposal, Goonellebah via Lismore

Bushfire vegetation assessment for residential development proposal, Goonellebah via Lismore

  • Bushfire hazard assessment of houses adjoining SEPP 14 wetland, Ballina
  • Bushfire assessments and reports for housing developments at Tatham, via Casino and Rosebank via Lismore
  • Review of bushfire management plans for Lismore and Byron Shire Councils as part of development and rezoning applications

 

To discuss your Bushfire Assessment Report needs please get in contact.