Complying and Development is development which complies with specified pre-determined development standards contained in the relevant environmental plan instrument
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Traditionally if you want to build a dwelling on bushfire prone land you would go through a development application through the council. In 2011 the state environmental planning policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the Codes SEPP) were amended to significantly expand the range of exempt and complying development across the State and increase the number of properties to which the codes SEPP applies.
Complying and Development is development which complies with specified pre-determined development standards contained in the relevant environmental plan instrument. A Complying Development Certificate from a Certifying Authority such as the local council or an accredited certifier must be obtained. This means that if you are building in a low risk bush fire prone area you can apply to circumvent the council route by employing the services of a private accredited certifier.
To enable this Harris Environmental (Certified & Qualified Bushfire Assessment Consultant) can certify if your proposal complies with a BAL Certificate.
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The proposal involved the clearing of all the land required for the residential development, roads and APZ. After the clearing had been undertaken the main bushfire threat would have then been the forest in the three connecting drainage lines/riparian corridors which dissect the subject property. The drainage lines/riparian corridors containing the bushfire threat are characterized […]
We were asked to provide Bushfire Hazard Assessments for a unique farmstay in an 1890s train carriage. The carriage is surrounded by gum trees on the 280-acre property. Issues: Any proposals involving eco-tourism are considered particularly vulnerable during bushfires and are therefore required to meet some specific requirements.
This property was zoned RU1 Rural Landscape under the current Camden Local Environment Plan, and was proposed to be rezoned to R5 – Large Lot Residential. Indicative house lot layouts were identified in the assessment and it showed how the proposal can comply with bushfire protection requirements. Final details of landscaping and boundaries will be […]
This proposal involved a new house built in the new development near Apin. There wasn’t any bushfire vegetation hazard within 100 metres of the proposed dwelling. The BAL certificate identified that this proposal was BAL-LOW which means that the building did not require to comply with any BAL construction.