Buying Property in a Bushfire Prone Area

If you are thinking of buying a property in a Bushfire Prone Area, spend a few minutes listening to Blackash Principal Bushfire Resilience, Corey Shackleton talk through some of the issues and considerations. Glen and John chatted with Corey Shackleton, around the concept of...
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Bushfires & living in the bush

Bushfire has been part of the natural environment of the Australian continent for thousands of years. The forest and grassland environments have adapted to accommodate this as have the original inhabitants. The frequency and intensity of bushfires varies throughout the landscape...
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What can be done to increase the resilience of houses in the Flame Zone?

The management of bushfires is a shared responsibility at all levels of society. In general terms, an acceptable level of protection from bush fires can be achieved through a combination of strategies which: Put standards in place (such as AS3959 and Planning for Bushfire...
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So why are there houses in the Bushfire Flame Zone?

The simple answer is planning decisions of the past often did not take into consideration a range of natural hazards (ie flood, slip, acid sulphate soils etc), standards were not in place (AS3959 was first published in 1991) and development often occurred in a ad-hoc way. Many...
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