Bushfire is the ultimate threat so be proactive in planning!

All new development applications, for example, dwellings, home extensions and subdivisions located on bushfire prone land, must meet the bushfire protection objectives of Planning for Bushfire Protection 2006 (PBP 2006).

A new Planning For Bushfire Protection 2019 (PBP 2019) is due to be gazetted in 2020. At that time, PBP 2006 will become redundant.


Prior to 2020, our Bushfire Assessment Reports will comply with both PBP editions and will:

  • Tell you the size and risk of the bushfire hazard' by following PBP 2006 / 2018 methodology,

  • Explain how and why the proposed development will comply - we won't simply state the proposal is compliant or non-compliant,

  • Argue for the lowest Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating on building construction and design following a site inspection,

  • Provide the client, Council and / or the NSW RFS with the necessary information to show the proposed building will be capable of surviving a bushfire.


Abel Ecology BAL reports also provide recommendations on:

  • Asset Protection Zone size and maintenance

  • Landscaping

  • Site ecological and heritage constraints

  • Water supply and utility requirements

  • Access and egress arrangements

  • Emergency management arrangements, and

  • Provide a better understanding of the bushfire risk at the site.



Abel Ecology's Bushfire Consultant, Mark Mackinnon,

is a BPAD Accredited Practitioner Level 2 - Bushfire Planning & Design (BPAD).


Contact us now for local knowledge, expert advice and more than twenty five years of experience.

02 4751 9487

02 4744 2386


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