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Will be sure to contact you as soon as

Will be sure to contact you as soon as

After sending the bishfire review off for review and asking about progress, I received the following: I would suggest holding off on further amendments until a response is received from the NSW RFS, as they may require changes. I will be sure to contact you as soon as a response is received. The document is in review for almost four weeks now.

Campbelltown City Council: desktop assessment is an acceptable option

Campbelltown City Council: desktop assessment is an acceptable option

In the response to may clarification email, the Council advises that a desktop assessment is an acceptable option: Council will do a desktop assessment at this stage to save time and printing costs. It is a great move! On two occasions before I printed approximately 2 kilos of paper prints (2 full 500-page rims) of the documents the Council had to have in a hard copy. This was a lot of waste of trees which were cut down to make the…

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Campbelltown City Council forwards Bushfire Report for internal review

Campbelltown City Council forwards Bushfire Report for internal review

Campbelltown City Council advises that they received the updated copy of the Bushfire Protection report. The planner has forwarded the report for internal review by Council’s Environmental and Bushfire Teams to comment on. It is unknown how long the review will take. The council says: “As soon as I receive feedback I will let you know.”

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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2017 January, February, March – Timeline highlights

2017 January, February, March – Timeline highlights

11/01/2017 – the Council advises the updated DA documentation (submitted on 19/12/2016) has not been looked at yet – understandably due to Christmas holidays 03/03/2017 – the Council advises the updated DA documentation is still under review 29/3/2017 – the Council provides comments to the DA and further Request for Information

2016 December – Timeline highlights

2016 December – Timeline highlights

08/12/2016 – Flora and Fauna Report Update delivered 12/12/2016 – Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) Update delivered 14/12/2016 – Bushfire Protection Assessment Report delivered 19/12/2016 – Updated DA documentation pack is printed (almost two 500-sheet reams of paper, about 4 kilograms all up) and delivered to the Councils office

2016 September – Timeline highlights

2016 September – Timeline highlights

01/09/2016 – Timestamp Date on the Request For Information (RFI) from Council 07/09/2016 – Request For Information (RFI) is received from Council by the Builder 12/09/2016 – Request For Information (RFI) is received from the Builder 27/09/2016 – Trying to organize a conference with the Council