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BUSHFIRES STRIKE AUSTRALIA THIS SUMMER

WA BAL Report prompts homeowners to brace themselves as the bushfire season has struck the country hard this year, with bushfires gripping Victoria and Western Australia over the Christmas and new year period. Residents had to be evacuated on Christmas Day from the Victorian towns of Wye River, Separation Creek, Kennett River, Lorne and Grey Read more about BUSHFIRES STRIKE AUSTRALIA THIS SUMMER[…]

MOST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA IS BUSHFIRE PRONE

Approximately 1 in every 5 houses will be required to meet new bushfire building standards from 8 April 2016. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has developed a Fire Danger Map, detailing areas of WA that are bushfire prone areas and are subject to bushfire building reforms. A home will be declared bushfire prone Read more about MOST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA IS BUSHFIRE PRONE[…]

WA STATE GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTS BUSHFIRE BUILDING REFORMS

Building reforms for bushfire-prone areas On 6 December 2015, the WA State Government implemented building reforms for new homes in bushfire areas of the state, with the goal of saving lives and protecting property. A cross governmental response implemented with the support of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Building Commission, WA Planning Read more about WA STATE GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTS BUSHFIRE BUILDING REFORMS[…]

IMPLEMENTATION OF BUSHFIRE REFORMS – UPDATE AND INFORMATION SESSIONS

The WA State Government recently announced the implementation of a finalised bushfire reform package. Guidelines for Organisations seeking to become accredited bodies in Western Australia have also been released, including details on accreditation for Level 2 Bushfire Planning Practitioner – Prescriptive (Level 2) and Level 3 Bushfire Planning Practitioner – Performance (Level 3). Under the Read more about IMPLEMENTATION OF BUSHFIRE REFORMS – UPDATE AND INFORMATION SESSIONS[…]