Building Code &
Bushfire Hazard Solutions

Protecting you and your property against bushfires

Our Services

Bushfire Hazard
Solutions

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

Asset Protection Zone Maintenance

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

Portfolio

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Federal Government Commissions

Federal Government Commissions Project details May 4, 2016 Provision of bushfire advice and certification for a large builder undertaking residential construction within several Defence Base establishments around Australia.

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The New Rouse Hill – Large scale residential subdivision

The New Rouse Hill – Large scale residential subdivision Project details January 29, 2015 As our client is extremely focused on quality developments (with no hidden surprises to future home owners) we were commissioned to prepare an additional report for the future land owners explaining what it means to be in a bushfire prone area … Read more

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Stewart House – Residential Dwelling

Stewart House – Residential dwelling Project details May 4, 2015 This application related to the construction of a new sole occupancy dwelling within an existing residential allotment. The site was found to adjoin Mckay Reserve to the west, which ultimately resulted in the proposed dwelling being with the Flame Zone. There is a common misconception … Read more

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Hydro Majestic – Tourist development

Project details May 6, 2015 The Hydro Majestic is an iconic landmark of the Blue Mountains which has significant heritage values. This site is located on top of an escarpment, spanning over a kilometre, overlooking the Megalong Valley. The site presented unique characteristics with the significant heritage values and environmental constraints as well as being … Read more

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Arise Meriton – Residential Flat Buildings, Childcare Centre and Retail Outlets

Project details May 4, 2016 During the assessment phase of this Part 3A (State Significant) application the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) raised a number of concerns with the proposed development. Building Code and Bushfire Hazard Solutions (BCBHS) being a recognised specialist in complex bushfire planning matters was commissioned by the applicant to address … Read more

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Special Fire Protection Purpose project – Yarrawonga Park

Special Fire Protection Purpose project – Yarrawonga Park Project details May 04, 2015 Project was a result of a DA submission for a new SFPP development in forested land. The land owner had a basic APZ along a boundary with residential development. APZ Maintenance was tasked to extend and widen the APZ to meet formal … Read more

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Proposed Major Subdivision – Castle Hill

Proposed Major Subdivision – Castle Hill Project details January 20, 2014 Project involved creating APZ to assist with future DA application of residential development. Works included working with ecologist to establish acceptable APZ over main extent of land plus along a boundary with existing residential development.

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Rosedale Gardens – Cooranbong

Rosedale Gardens – Cooranbong Project details May 05, 2014 Client received notice to provide APZ. APZ Maintenance commissioned to create APZ to better protect existing Retirement Village. Project required compliance with “Planning for Bushfire Protection – 2006” and “Standards for Asset Protection Zones”.

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NSW Rural Fire Service – Hazard Reduction Notice – Albert Street, Ourimbah

ARV Lady Gowrie Aged Care Village Gordon Project details May 4, 2017 Project involved legal notice served on land owner requiring the creation of an APZ for the protection of adjoining residential units. Project required compliance with “Planning for Bushfire Protection – 2006” and “Standards for Asset Protection Zones”. This project required working with NSW … Read more

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ARV Lady Gowrie Aged Care Village Gordon

ARV Lady Gowrie Aged Care Village Gordon Project details May 25, 2017 On-going Asset Protection Zone services over several declared (under DA) Asset Protection Zones. Project requires compliance with “Planning for Bush fire Protection – 2006” and “Standards for Asset Protection Zones”. This project required working with environmentalists, arborists and Council to achieve a reasonable … Read more

Our Clients

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Our Team

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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.

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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).

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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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