Proposing a high-risk land use in a bushfire-prone area

At WA BAL Report, in addition to getting queries from people wishing to propose a vulnerable land use in a bushfire-prone area, we also get queries from people wishing to propose a high-risk land use in a bushfire-prone area. We can provide assistance and conduct the required assessments where you are applying for development of a high-risk land use in a bushfire-prone area.

The State Planning Policy (SPP) 3.7 applies to high-risk land uses. High-risk land uses are those that may provide a source of fuel, other than vegetation, in the event of a bushfire and may potentially ignite a bushfire, prolong its duration or increase its intensity. High-risk land uses pose an added danger to the community, fire fighters and the environment during a bushfire. High-risk land uses include service stations, landfill sites, bulk storage of hazardous materials, fuel depots and certain heavy industries as well as military bases, power generating land uses, saw-mills, highways and railways.

Proposals for non-residential, high-risk land uses in bushfire prone areas are required to be covered by a Bushfire Management Plan jointly endorsed by the local government and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. WA BAL Report are experts at preparing Bushfire Management Plans.

It may also be necessary to establish an appropriate Asset Protection Zone or Hazard Separation Zone, which should be supported by a risk management plan that addresses bushfire risk management measures for any flammable on-site hazards. This may necessitate a reduction in on-site flammable material or appropriate storage of such material, in order to reduce or limit the threat.

For more information

WA BAL Report are experts at conducting Bushfire Attack Level Assessments, Bushfire Attack Level Reports and bushfire prevention strategies in general in Perth and Western Australia. For more information, contact our friendly staff on 08 6114 9356 or at admin@wabalreport.com.au.

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