Bushfire Assessments & Reports

BAL Reports for Development Applications

If you are planning to build on Bushfire Prone Land, you will need a Bushfire Report to submit to Council as part of your Development Application. We assess and report on the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) and required construction standards for all types of development applications including:

  • Dwellings
  • Alterations and additions
  • Subdivisions
  • Special Fire Protection Purposes (SFPP)

We can carry out a site inspection and provide a report with a quick turn-around!

Pre-Purchase Bushfire Assessments & Advice

We prepare bushfire assessments and reports that are designed to aid in the decision-making process when looking at purchasing land. Our reports address bushfire risk assessment and hazard solutions (including site positioning, asset protection zones and design/construction methods).

Determining the likely bushfire attack level prior to purchasing land can save a great deal of time and money. We recommend getting the right advice from people who know!

Preliminary Bushfire Assessments

Our preliminary assessments help you to decide on the best location for your house to achieve different bushfire attack levels. We advise on the appropriate boundary setbacks relative to risk.

Constructing buildings on bushfire prone land can be costly so you should know the risk prior to making any big decisions!

Bushfire Construction Specifications

Specifying the materials you intend to use to meet bushfire construction standards can be confusing, but it needs to be done to gain approval. We can prepare bushfire construction specifications for your building project in consultation with you, for all risk levels from BAL-12.5 to BAL-Flamezone.

 

Fees & Charges

Pre-Purchase & Preliminary Assessments

Vacant Land – $465.00. If you then proceed to a BAL Report for a Development Application, this amount comes off the full report price.

Existing Dwelling – $630.00.

BAL Reports For Development Applications

$630.00 – New dwelling

$810.00 – New dwelling & detached building within 6m

Fee estimates are available of request for the following services

BAL Reports for Subdivision Development Applications.

Special Fire Protection Purpose Reports.

Bushfire Construction Specifications.

Please Email us or call 02 4474 0542 for further information!

Our service areas include most of the South Coast of NSW including Bega Valley Shire, Eurobodalla Shire, Shoalhaven and parts of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Shire.

Milton, Ulladulla, Mollymook, Bawley Point, Batemans Bay, Broulee, Bingie, Tomakin, Moruya, Tuross Head, Bodalla, Bermagui, Narooma, Merimbula, Pambula, Bega, Cobargo, Braidwood. Postcode areas 2536, 2537, 2538, 2539, 2540, 2541, 2545, 2546, 2548, 2549, 2550, 2622.