A Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment measures the severity of a buildings potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact in a bushfire event, and determines the construction measures required for the dwelling. This can add building costs, so to ensure you are getting the best result, Bushfire Smart BAL assessments are carried out by FPAA accredited consultants.
The Bushfire Prone Map identifies land within the bush fire prone areas of Western Australia as designated by the Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner. All bush fire prone areas will be subject to new construction and planning requirements. These new requirements will ensure future developments in bush fire prone areas are better protected from bushfires. To find out if you are in a Bushfire Prone area, click on the interactive map above.
A CDC assesses your building project against the BCA to ensure that it meets all of the requirements. With a CDC, plans are approved by the council within 10 working days (Instead of 25 days) and you receive a discount from the council. An energy efficiency is a way of proving to the council that you have met the minimum energy efficient home design standard by having an energy rating done by the House Energy Rating Software (HERS).