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 bushfire 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 go to the map link below, enter the address of the property on the location bar. If the property is shown in pink it means it is in a Bushfire Prone Area and a BAL Assessment will be required. Areas that have a blue-hatched overlay will not become a bushfire prone area until Wednesday the 1st of October 2017.
Some things to note as you check:
A building located entirely outside of a bush fire prone area (i.e. located in a non-pink area), regardless of whether any other portion of the same lot is within a bush fire prone area:
- Does not require a further assessment of bush fire risk (such as a bushfire attack level (BAL) assessment); and
is not required to comply with the bush fire construction requirements of the BCA.
So, if the location of the proposed building has no pink, even if other parts of the site has pink shading, a BAL should not be required.
If you would like us to check if your project actually needs a BAL – please send through your site plan.
We service Perth areas from Dawesville to Yanchep at set rates. Let us know if you need a price list.
Our BAL reports are comprehensive, including building specifications and advice to lower BAL ratings if they have an extreme risk.
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