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.

Business arm that has been set up to create, Maintain and Certifie 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 two 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.


During the assessment phase of this Part 3A (State Significant) application the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) raised a
The Hydro Majestic is an iconic landmark of the Blue Mountains which has significant heritage values.
This application related to the construction of a new sole occupancy dwelling within an existing residential allotment. The site was
The New Rouse Hill is a new residential community which includes residential allotments of various sizes, townhouses, residential apartment buildings,
Provision of bushfire advice and certification for a large builder undertaking residential construction within several Defence Base establishments around Australia.
On-going Asset Protection Zone services over several declared (under DA) Asset Protection Zones. Project requires compliance with “Planning for Bush
Project involved legal notice served on land owner requiring the creation of an APZ for the protection of adjoining residential
Project involved legal notice served on adjoining land owner requiring the creation of an APZ for the protection of adjoining
Project involved creating APZ to assist with future DA application of residential development. Works included working with ecologist to establish
Project was a result of a DA submission for a new SFPP development in forested land. The land owner had
Client received notice to provide APZ. APZ Maintenance commissioned to create APZ to better protect existing Retirement Village. Project required

Our Clients

Griffith Uni
Urban Growth NSW

Our Team

David McMonnies

David McMonnies

Managing Director

David is the founder of Building Code & Bushfire Hazard Solutions which was established in 1999.

He is examination qualified with The Institution of Fire Engineers to full ‘Member” level and holds a Masters Degree in Construction Management, a Graduate Diploma in Design in Bushfire Prone Areas and is a recognised FPA Australia BPAD Level 3 Accredited Practitioner.

David’s academic qualifications combined with nearly 50 years of practical fire fighting experience with NSW Rural Fire Service forms the basis of David’s extensive fire service and fire systems understanding.

Stuart McMonnies

Stuart McMonnies

Bushfire Manager

Stuart joined the team in 2003 and has now progressed to the position of Manager Bushfire Section. Stuart is an active member of the NSW Rural Fire Service providing over 17 years of service so far.

He has completed a Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Design Prone Areas, Certificate IV in Fire Technology and Certificate IV Business Management.

Stuart is a recognised FPA Australia BPAD Level 3 Accredited Practitioner, which enables him to provide Bushfire Attack Level Certificates for Complying Development (CDC) and deemed-to-satisfy or alternate solutions reports for Development Applications (DA).

Ian Tyerman

Ian Tyerman

Bushfire Consultant

Ian joined our team in 2012 bringing with him over 30 years of NSW Rural Fire Services experience and an extensive knowledge of CAD.

He is a valued Bushfire Consultant and member of our team, who has completed the Planning for Bushfire Prone Areas short course at University of Technology Sydney. His role within our firm include undertaking site inspections and land surveys as well as the preparation of both Bush Fire and BAL Assessments. Ian’s extensive CAD knowledge also gives him the ability to produce various mapping designs/drawings pertinent to Bushfire.

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    Mt Kuring Gai, NSW 2080