A Bushfire Attack Level is a measure of the severity of a building’s potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact in a bushfire event. This rating is used for building purposes to provide a basis for establishing construction requirements to improve the protection of a building from bushfire attack.
The BAL takes into consideration several factors including the Fire Danger Index, the slope of the land and the vegetation surrounding a property.
If you’re planning to build or subdivide in a bushfire prone area you will likely need a BAL report. We strongly suggest you contact us before you submit to council. We can develop a simple plan to create the best possible outcome.