Bushfire Risk and Environmental Assessment

Lark & Creese staff are certified by the Tasmania Fire Service as Bushfire Hazard Practitioners and provide compliance certification for new subdivisions and housing developments.

Bushfire hazard management plans determining bushfire attack level (BAL) must be prepared and certified by a qualified consultant prior to council approving development in vulnerable areas. These plans will identify protective features and construction standards complying with the new Australian Standards.

Many councils, including Hobart City Council and Kingborough Council, now insist on an environmental values assessment prior to considering an application to subdivide or develop. This assessment identifies areas of environmental significance that require protection or offsets such as weed removal, vegetation plantings or financial contributions that may be necessary to enable the development to proceed.

Lark & Creese have a qualified environmental officer who can carry out assessment and provide the necessary documentation to create a complete development application package. See our Resources page for further information on guidelines for Natural Values Surveys.