Building Code &
Bushfire Hazard Solutions

Protecting you and your property against bushfires

Industry leading bushfire
consultancy firm specialising in
innovative solutions for your project

Our Services

Providing individual specialist bushfire assessments and advice to assist with a variety of development proposals Australia Wide.

Specialising in Building Fire Safety Measures such as detection, suppression and fire isolation systems at a consultancy level.

Business arm that has been set up to creates, Maintains and Certifies Asset Protection Zones (otherwise known as Fire Breaks or Buffer Zones).

About Us

Building Code & Bushfire Hazard Solutions Pty Ltd is an independent Australian Company providing bushfire solutions to assist with development applications Australia-wide.

We provide regular inspections between Wollongong and Port Stephens extending west to include the Blue Mountains. However we will travel anywhere at our clients request. Our Bushfire Consultants ensure that the applications comply with the legislated bushfire regulations contained within Planning for Bush Fire Protection & AS3959 Construction of buildings in a bushfire prone areas. Building Code & Bushfire Hazard Solutions also trades as Asset Protection Zone Maintenance which is a dedicated branch solely for the purposes of establishing and maintaining Fire Breaks.

Building Code and Bushfire Hazard Solutions employs three full time BPAD Accredited Level 3 Bushfire Consultants (recognised qualified consultants by the NSW Rural Fire Service and The Fire Protection Association Australia) which allows us to prepare Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessments for Complying Developments, Special Fire Protection Development Reports, s79BA Bushfire Assessments, s100b Subdivisions either at small or precinct levels or high level feasibility / design team support. All bushfire assessments prepared by us are peer reviewed by at least one other BPAD accredited bushfire consultant ensuring the highest standard of work.

Portfolio

Arise Meriton – Residential Flat Buildings, Childcare Centre and Retail Outlets
During the assessment phase of this Part 3A (State Significant) application the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) raised a
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Hydro Majestic – Tourist development
The Hydro Majestic is an iconic landmark of the Blue Mountains which has significant heritage values.
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Stewart House – Residential dwelling
This application related to the construction of a new sole occupancy dwelling within an existing residential allotment. The site was
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The New Rouse Hill – Large scale residential subdivision
The New Rouse Hill is a new residential community which includes residential allotments of various sizes, townhouses, residential apartment buildings,
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Federal Government Commissions
Provision of bushfire advice and certification for a large builder undertaking residential construction within several Defence Base establishments around Australia.
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Large Development Commissions
Several large residential developments including St. Patrick’s Estate, North Head and The New Hill for LendLease.
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Main Switch Room – Kirribilli NSW
Client requested assistance with construction of fire rated wall to old electrical switch room. Compliance with BCA / NCC Part
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Commercial Property – Balmoral Beach NSW
Client required a fire safety report for fire rated walls and ceilings. BCA / NCC C2.7 Separation by fire walls
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Commercial Property – Hornsby
Review of plans and other documents and the provision of Building Code compliance reports for a major convention centre.
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Industrial building – Tarmoor NSW
Client required comment and verification of required exit paths and emergency and exit lighting system within a new building.
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Medical Centre – Cabramatta
Client required verification of external fire shutters and fire rated windows for DA approval on building set within 900mm of
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NSW State Property Authority
Private commission to provide report and advice on full fire separation of building and balconies.
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ARV Lady Gowrie Aged Care Village Gordon
On-going Asset Protection Zone services over several declared (under DA) Asset Protection Zones. Project requires compliance with “Planning for Bush
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NSW Rural Fire Service – Hazard Reduction Notice – Albert Street, Ourimbah
Project involved legal notice served on land owner requiring the creation of an APZ for the protection of adjoining residential
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NSW Rural Fire Service – Hazard Reduction Notice – Saratoga NSW
Project involved legal notice served on adjoining land owner requiring the creation of an APZ for the protection of adjoining
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Proposed Major Subdivision – Castle Hill
Project involved creating APZ to assist with future DA application of residential development. Works included working with ecologist to establish
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Special Fire Protection Purpose project – Yarrawonga Park
Project was a result of a DA submission for a new SFPP development in forested land. The land owner had
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Rosedale Gardens – Cooranbong
Client received notice to provide APZ. APZ Maintenance commissioned to create APZ to better protect existing Retirement Village. Project required
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Our Clients

LANDCOM
MERITON
Lend Lease
Griffith Uni
Urban Growth NSW

Our Team

David McMonnies

David McMonnies

Managing Director

David is examination qualified with The Institution of Fire Engineers to full ‘Member” level and holds a Masters Degree in Construction Management (UWS), a Graduate Diploma in Design in Bushfire Prone Areas (UWS) and is a Certified Bushfire Practitioner registered with the Fire Protection Association of Australia and the NSW Rural Fire Service who are supporters of the accreditation scheme.

Wayne Tucker

Wayne Tucker

Bushfire Manager

Wayne was appointed Manager of our Bushfire Section in 2003. He has in excess of 15 years experience in both practical and theoretical terms within the sphere of bushfire hazard assessment, application of bushfire mitigation measures and large-scale operational control of bushfires serving as an Officer of the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Stuart McMonnies

Stuart McMonnies

Senior Bushfire Consultant

Stuart joined the team in 2003 and has now progressed up to a Senior Building & Bushfire Consultant bringing with him fresh ideas and outlooks to various bushfire design and mitigation matters. Stuart is an active member of the Rural Fire Service (over 15 years) successfully completing his Basic, Village, Advanced Fire Fighter and Crew Leader courses.

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Unit 16, 2 Marina Close
Mt Kuring Gai, NSW 2080