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Month: June 2017

The APZ Boundary Saga

The APZ Boundary Saga

This story is most exemplary of what you should expect from the Council when your development application is considered. APZ stands for Asset Protection Zone. This is the area where vegetation is managed such that risk to the residential dwelling and its occupants from possible bush fire is kept within acceptable limits. The problem for us was that the Council kept changing their view on how large they expect the APZ to be. [08 Feb 2016] Original report In the…

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Campbelltown City Council: I’m not aware that Council has been changing any requirements

Campbelltown City Council: I’m not aware that Council has been changing any requirements

Almost a month of discussions between the two bushfire consultants (mine and the Council’s) has passed. Campbelltown City Council retains its position about APZ boundaries, stating the following: Campbelltown City Council writes: The consultant (my consultant – added by me) is generally correct in his comment below that “NSW PBP is appropriate document for use in NSW for defining APZ distances, while AS 3959 stipulates mechanisms to implement protective measures for the identified  BAL levels”, however, A3.3 of Addendum: Appendix…

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