Enhancing Community Resilience through Appropriate Planning & Building

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  • 1.Enhancing CommunityResilience through AppropriatePlanning and BuildingLew ShortGroup Manager Community Resilience

2. Market Failures property owners will not voluntarily includeappropriate levels of bushfire protection andsurvival measures in new buildings in bushfireprone areas (BPAs). Insufficient information, bounded rationalityand perception of risk Split incentives for developers(ie lowest cost => profit) 3. due to the imperfect responses and a range of marketfailures it is unlikely that in the absence of regulation,householders would voluntarily, or have the knowledgeto, include appropriate levels of bushfire protection andsurvival measures in new buildings in BPAs. This is likelyto result in increased risks associated with death,injuries and damage costs to property.Therefore, Government intervention is justified on thegrounds that it could deliver a more efficient outcomefor society. 4. Redefining from reactive fire fighting role into a community safety focused organisation that is pro-actively addressing known problems at the planning and building stages of development. Policy and legislation at the planning stage to leverage advantage for fire fighting (short, medium & long term outlook). Ultimately improving the capacity of our community for self reliance move from active to passive fire fighting And giving fire fighters increased ability to defend life and property 85% of house losses are within 100m of the urban bushland interface. This is where the planning and development controls focus 5. Lew (You dont know about this yet) (about 15minutes also Planning and Building (Particularly forbushfires) Impact on NCC Agency involvement AFAC structure for dealing with Standards andRegulations 6. Planning and Building At the Zoning/ Planning Stage Local Plans: ensure new zonings and land-uses take account ofbushfire protection issues up front At the Sub-division Clear integration of bushfire issues into planning legislation Ensure adequate setbacks, access, water supplies At the Building Stage Often existing pattern of development Ensure building materials meet applicable building standards Outcome focussed but must not increase risk, potential forengineered solutions 7. Primary role in providing protection to life,property and the environment from bushfires Legislative controls Aug 2002 Improving the capacity of our communityfor self reliance move from active topassive fire fighting. In NSW there are: 1.2 million bush fire prone properties; 300,000km of urban/bushland interface; 20 million Ha of bush fire prone land 8. Type of Development # AssessedComplyingDevelopment 10 Part 3A55 Planning Instruments 59S.100B1,881 S.79BA 5,245 S.79C73SEPP Infrastructure200745TOTAL 7,368 10 9. Aim and Objectives of PBPTo provide for the protection of human life (includingfirefighters) and to minimise impacts on propertyfrom the threat of bush fire, while having due regardto development potential, on-site amenity andprotection of the environment. 10. 12 11. Bunkers in BFP Areas Bunker will not guarantee life safety. Many variables Distance Location Construction Design Services Signage