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Integrating bushfire risk reduction and statutory mechanisms in South Australia

Source(s):  Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC)

Bushfires pose significant threats to life and property in many parts of Australia. The frequency and intensity of bushfires are increasing over time in association with worsening weather conditions that support extreme fires and ongoing settlement growth. High bushfire risks generally occur when fires interact with human settlements, where housing and other structures are near flammable vegetation and associated impacts such as ember attack.

This report is an output of the wider project “Integrating Urban Planning with Disaster Risk Reduction” funded by the Bushfire Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre. It is part of a critical review of the integration of emergency management and urban planning in South Australia focusing on the detail of bushfire treatment mechanisms proposed in the State Planning Reform Document Draft Planning and Design Code – Phase 2 Rural Area released in October 2019 by the Department of Transport, Planning and Infrastructure, and State Planning Commission. In parallel, the review also considered other relevant regulations and codes such as AS 3959-2018 Building in Bushfire Prone Areas and Ministerial Building Standard MBS008 Designated Bushfire Prone Areas – Draft October 2019. The present report provides a basis for later work in subsequent stages that develops new approaches and improvements in collaboration with practitioners.



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  • Integrating bushfire risk reduction and statutory mechanisms in South Australia
  • Publication date 2019
  • Author(s) March, Alan; Moraes, Leonardo; Riddell, Graeme et al.
  • Number of pages 27 p.

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