NSW 2019/20 Bushfire Rebuild

In 2020 the Rural Fire Service (RFS) approached Blackash Consulting to help them undertake work to assist the bushfire rebuild in NSW after the 2019/20 state-wide bushfire natural disaster which destroyed over 2400 homes across 34 local government areas. Many communities in NSW...
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Living in the Bushfire Flame Zone

I heard an interesting comment recently, that it is “Not a good idea to live in the flame zone.” For many people living on the bush interface, this is not an option. The highest level of bushfire attack level (BAL) is known as BAL Flame Zone. Australian Standard (AS 395...
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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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