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 11/27/2012 8:31 AM
 

Does anyone have standard conditions for BAL 12.5 and up it would be much appreciated

Regards

David

David Crick

Building Surveyor

Cootamundra Shire Council


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 11/27/2012 12:53 PM
 

David

Please find following a copy of the standard conditions used by WBC Alliance.

Regards

Paul O’Brien
Director Development Services
Wakool Shire Council

(included is the text from pages 23-4, re Bushfires)

BUSHFIRE

PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT

BF001 BUSHFIRE PROTECTION PLAN

A Bush Fire Protection Plan indicating compliance with the provisions of Planning for Bush Fire Protection Manual 2006 is to be submitted to the Principal Certifying Authority, prior to the issue of the construction certificate.

Reason: Public Interest

BF002 BAL CONSTRUCTION

The building is to be designed, constructed and maintained in accordance with Bushfire Attack Level <<FIELD enter construction level required>> construction standard requirements provided in Australian Standard 3959. Plans are to be submitted to the Principal Certifying Authority, prior to the issue of the construction certificate.

Reason: Statutory requirement and Public interest

BF003 IN ACCORDANCE WITH BUSH FIRE REPORT

Bush fire protection measures are to be undertaken in accordance with the submitted bush fire report and the Planning for Bush Fire Protection Manual 2006, prior to the issue of the Subdivision Certificate.

Reason: Public Interest

LIFE OF THE DEVELOPMENT

BF004 PROTECTION MEASURES

The development is to comply with the following bush fire protection measures in accordance with Planning for Bushfire Protection NSW Rural Fire Service 2006 -

a) provision of an Asset Protection Zone (APZ) in accordance with condition ??;

b) compliance with the requirements for gas installation;

c) provision of a dedicated water supply of MAKE THIS A FIELD (insert correct litres) minimum for fire fighting purposes;

d) the above tank is to be fitted with an outlet capable of being coupled to Fire Brigade fire fighting equipment. Fittings shall include the provision of a 65 mm stop valve, 65 mm brass/steel "Stortz" fitting with blanking cap;

e) provision of vehicular access for fire fighting vehicles and emergency evacuation;

f) preparation and implementation of a Monitoring and Fuel Management Program is maintained for the life of the development;

g) in regard to landscaping and property maintenance;

h) above ground tanks must be non-combustible - manufactured of concrete or metal and raised tanks are to have their stands protected. Plastic tanks shall not be used.

i) A static water sign (SWS) is to be fitted to the front gate and tank designated as the tank for fire fighting purposes. These signs are to be obtained from NSW Rural Fire Service and fitted before occupation of the building

Note 1: Where the dwelling is serviced by a bore, the capacity of the water storage tank may be reduced to ….. litres subject to the provision of a standby method of maintaining supply from the bore should mains electricity to the bore fail.

Reason: Statutory requirement and Public interest

BF005 ASSET PROTECTION ZONE

An Asset Protection Zone is to be provided and maintained for the life of the development in accordance with Planning for Bushfire Protection NSW Rural Fire Service 2006 -

<<enter total APZ>> metres to the building (Inner Protection Area of <<enter inner APZ>> metres and Outer Protection Area of <<enter outer APZ>> metres).

Reason: Statutory requirement and Public interest

BF005 ASSET PROTECTION ZONE – WHICH ONE

The area within and surrounding the dwelling envelope for Lot(s) ……. for a distance of …… metres, is to be permanently maintained as an asset protection zone in accordance with appendix 5 of Planning for Bushfire Protection 2006.

Reason: Statutory requirement

PRIOR TO OCCUPATION OR USE

BF006 CHANGE OF BUILDING USE – FIRE SAFETY

The building in respect of which there is a change of building use must comply with the Category 1 fire safety provisions applicable to the new use.

Note 1: Prior to occupation of the building, the owner shall submit to Council a Fire Safety Certificate with respect to each essential service installed in the building.

Note 2: Category 1 fire safety provision means the following provisions of the Building Code of Australia

Reason: Statutory requirement and Public interest

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 11/27/2012 12:53 PM
 

David,

Some wagga conditions that I created

Regards

Colby Farmer
Manager Development Services
City of Wagga Wagga

1BF1 BUSH FIRE PROTECTION PLAN (Prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate)

Prior to the issue of Construction Certificate, a Bush Fire Protection Plan indicating compliance with the provisions of Planning for Bush Fire Protection Manual 2006, must be submitted to the Principal Certifying Authority.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

5BF2 MINIMUM….LITRES OF WATER FOR FIRE FIGHTING (Prior to Occupation Certificate)

Prior to the issue of an Occupation Certificate for the works a minimum of __ litres of water supply must be dedicated on site for the purposes of bushfire protection. The tank/s dedicated for bushfire protection are required to be:-

Constructed from non-combustible materials such as metal or concrete.

Fitted with a metal 65mm storz fitting with a ball or gate valve provided.

Truck access shall be provided within 4m of the water tank for fire tankers.

A petrol or diesel pumps be enclosed / shielded in a non-combustible housing.

Tanks on the hazard side of a building are provided with adequate shielding for the protection of fire fighters.

REASON: It is in the public interest that adequate water supply be available to protect the development from bushfire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

5BF3 65MM STORZ FIRE COUPLING REQUIRED (Prior to Occupation Certificate)

Prior to the issue of an Occupation Certificate a 65mm Storz Fire Coupling must be fitted to the water supply in a location convenient for emergency use.

REASON: It is in the public interest that infrastructure is in place to minimise the impact of bushfire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

APZ Conditions

3BF4 APZ WITH INNER AND OUTER AREA .... METRES (DURING WORKS)

At the commencement of building works and in perpetuity the property around the building to a distance of <<INSERT>> metres, shall be maintained as an inner protection area (IPA) and <<INSERT>> metres, shall be maintained as an outer protection area (OPA) as outlined within section 4.1.3 and Appendix 5 of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 and the NSW Rural Fire Service's document Standards for asset protection zones.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

3BF5 MANAGED AREA (DURING WORKS)

At the commencement of building works and in perpetuity the property around the building shall be managed as outlined within section 4.1.3 and Appendix 5 of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 and the NSW Rural Fire Service's document Standards for asset protection zones.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

6BF6 DEFENDABLE SPACE (GENERAL)

To allow for emergency service personnel and residents to undertake property protection activities, a defendable space of <<INSERT>> metres is to be provided around <<INSERT>> and managed as an inner protection area (IPA) as outlined within section 4.1.3 and Appendix 5 of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 and the NSW Rural Fire Service's document Standards for asset protection zones.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

3BF7 APZ REQUIRED (DURING WORKS)

At the commencement of building works and in perpetuity, asset protection zones (APZ) shall be provided as detailed <<INSERT>>. APZs associated with the development shall be managed as outlined within section 4.1.3 and Appendix 5 of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 and the NSW Rural Fire Service's document Standards for asset protection zones.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

Water and Utilities Conditions

6BF8 WATER, ELECTRICITY AND GAS COMPLY (GENERAL)

Water, electricity and gas are to comply with section 4.2.7 of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

Access Conditions

Public Access Roads

6BF9 PUBLIC ROAD ACCESS (GENERAL)

Public road access shall comply with section 4.1.3 (1) of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

Property Access Roads

6BF10 PRIVATE ROAD ACCESS – COMMUNITY TITLE (GENERAL)

Property access roads for community title developments shall comply with sections 4.1.3(2) and 4.2.7 of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

6BF11 PROPERTY ACCESS ROADS (GENERAL)

Property access roads shall comply with section 4.1.3 (2) of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

Fire Trails

6BF12 FIRE TRAILS (GENERAL)

Fire trails shall comply with section 4.1.3 (3) of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

Internal Roads

6BF13 INTERNAL ROADS (GENERAL)

Internal roads shall comply with section 4.2.7 of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

6BF14 UNOBSTRUCTED PEDESTRAIN ACCESS (GENERAL)

To aid in fire fighting activities, unobstructed pedestrian access to the rear of the property shall be provided and is to be maintained at all times.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

Evacuation and Emergency Management

6BF15 EMERGENCY ACCESS (GENERAL)

Arrangements for emergency and evacuation are to comply with section 4.2.7 of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

5BF16 EMERGENCY/EVACUATION PLAN (PRIOR TO OCCUPATION)

In recognition of the isolated location of the development an emergency/evacuation plan is to be prepared consistent with the NSW Rural Fire Service document Guidelines for the Preparation of Emergency/Evacuation Plan, and submitted to Council for approval prior to the release of the Occupation Certificate

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

Design and Construction

BAL 12.5

3BF17 BAL 12.5 CONSTUCTION REQUIREMENTS (DURING WORKS)

New construction shall comply with section 5 (BAL 12.5) Australian Standard AS3959-2009 ''Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas'' and section A3.7 Addendum Appendix 3 of ''Planning for Bush fire Protection''.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

3BF18 BAL 12.5 CLASS 10 BUILDINGS (DURING WORKS)

All proposed Class 10 structures as defined per the ''Building Code of Australia'' attached to or within 10 metres of the habitable building shall with section 5 (BAL 12.5) Australian Standard AS3959-2009 ''Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas' and section A3.7 Addendum Appendix 3 of ''Planning for Bush Fire Protection''.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

BAL 19

3BF19 BAL 19 CONSTUCTION REQUIREMENTS (DURING WORKS)

New construction shall comply with section 6 (BAL 19) Australian Standard AS3959-2009 ''Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas' and section A3.7 Addendum Appendix 3 of ''Planning for Bush Fire Protection''.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

3BF20 BAL 19 CLASS 10 BUILDINGS (DURING WORKS)

All proposed Class 10 structures as defined per the ''Building Code of Australia'' attached to or within 10 metres of the habitable building shall comply with section 6 (BAL 19) Australian Standard AS3959-2009 ''Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas' and section A3.7 Addendum Appendix 3 of ''Planning for Bush Fire Protection''.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

BAL 29

3BF21 BAL 29 CONSTUCTION REQUIREMENTS (DURING WORKS)

New construction shall comply with section 7 (BAL 29) Australian Standard AS3959-2009 ''Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas' and section A3.7 Addendum Appendix 3 of ''Planning for Bush Fire Protection''.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

3BF22 BAL 12.5 CLASS 10 BUILDINGS (DURING WORKS)

All proposed Class 10 structures as defined per the ''Building Code of Australia'' attached to or within 10 metres of the habitable building shall comply with section 7 (BAL 29) Australian Standard AS3959-2009 ''Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas' and section A3.7 Addendum Appendix 3 of ''Planning for Bush Fire Protection''.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

BAL 40

3BF23 BAL 40 CONSTUCTION REQUIREMENTS (DURING WORKS)

New construction shall comply with section 8 (BAL 40) Australian Standard AS3959-2009 ''Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas' and section A3.7 Addendum Appendix 3 of ''Planning for Bush Fire Protection''.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

3BF24 BAL 40 CLASS 10 BUILDINGS (DURING WORKS)

All proposed Class 10 structures as defined per the ''Building Code of Australia'' attached to or within 10 metres of the habitable building shall comply with section 8 (BAL 40) Australian Standard AS3959-2009 ''Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas' and section A3.7 Addendum Appendix 3 of ''Planning for Bush Fire Protection''.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

BAL FZ

3BF25 BAL FZ CONSTUCTION REQUIREMENTS - GENERAL (DURING WORKS)

New construction shall comply with section 9 (BAL FZ) Australian Standard AS3959-2009 ''Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas'. However, any material, element of construction or system when tested to the method described in Australian Standard AS1530.8.2 "Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Part 8.2: Tests on elements of construction for buildings exposed to simulated bushfire attack—Large flaming sources" shall comply with Clause 13.8 of that Standard except that flaming of the specimen is not permitted.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

3BF26 BAL FZ CONSTUCTION REQUIREMENTS – EXTERNAL DOORS (DURING WORKS)

External Doors (not including garage doors) shall comply with modified Section 9 of AS3959 (as above) or the following:

They shall be completely protected by a non-combustible and non perforated bushfire shutter that complies with Section 3.7 of AS3959 excluding parts (e) & (f); and

They shall comply with the following:

Doors shall be non-combustible;

Externally fitted hardware that supports the panel in its function of opening and closing shall be metal;

Where doors incorporate glazing, the glazing shall be toughened glass minimum 6mm;

Seals to stiles, head and sills or thresholds shall be manufactured from silicone;

Doorframes shall be metal;

Doors shall be tight fitting to the doorframe or an abutting door;

Weather strips, draught excluders or draught seals shall be installed if applicable.

New construction shall comply with Australian Standard AS3959-2009 "Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas" Section 9. However, any material, element of construction or system when tested to the method described in Australian Standard AS1530.8.2 "Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Part 8.2: Tests on elements of construction for buildings exposed to simulated bushfire attack—Large flaming sources" shall comply with Clause 13.8 of that Standard except that flaming of the specimen is not permitted.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

3BF27 BAL FZ CONSTUCTION REQUIREMENTS - WINDOWS (DURING WORKS)

Windows assemblies shall comply with modified Section 9 of AS3959 (as above) or the following:

They shall be completely protected by a non-combustible and non perforated bushfire shutter that complies with Section 3.7 of AS3959-2009; and

They shall comply with the following:

Window frames and hardware shall be metal;

Glazing shall be toughened glass, minimum 5mm;

Seals to stiles, head and sills or thresholds shall be manufactured from materials having a flammability index no greater than 5;

The openable portion of the window shall be screened internally or externally with a mesh with a maximum aperture of 2mm, made from corrosion resistant steel or bronze. The frame supporting the mesh shall be metal.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

3BF28 BAL FZ CONSTUCTION REQUIREMENTS – EXTERNAL SPRAYER (DURING WORKS)

Where an external bush fire sprayer system (EBSS), sprinkler, drencher or the like is proposed to be installed as an active protection measure the system shall be designed to meet the following minimal requirements;

Sprinklers shall direct spray at all the vulnerable elements of the building. Special consideration should be given to all exposed glazing such as windows;

Water discharge rates shall be of sufficient pressure to ensure droplet size allows for high winds that accompany bush fires;

Sprays shall provide 100% overlap around the protected area;

All exposed piping used shall be non-combustible

Ground sprinklers shall be fixed metal risers

Sufficient additional water shall be provided to allow full operation of the system for a minimum of one hour.

Controls should be accessible to fire fighters. Clear operating instructions should be displayed near the controls.

The EBSS shall be designed by a suitably qualified person/engineer with appropriate hydraulic expertise. Details of the EBSS are to be submitted for approval to Council or the principal certifier with the construction certificate. On completion of works, the EBSS must be tested by a qualified engineer and certified that it meets the above minimal criteria.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

Landscaping Conditions

6BF29 PFBP LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS (GENERAL)

Landscaping to the site is to comply with the principles of Appendix 5 of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

1BF30 PFBP COMPLIANT LANDSCAPE PLAN (PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE)

A landscape plan prepared by a qualified landscape architect /landscape consultant/bush fire planning and design consultant, conforming to the requirements of Appendix 5 of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 and the Rural Fire Service Standards for asset protection zones is to be submitted to Council or the principal certifier for approval with the construction certificate. The plan is to include the location of all proposed and existing planting, delineating existing trees to be retained, removed or transplanted. The plan should include a detailed planting schedule which includes species listed by botanical and common names, quantities of each species, pot sizes, and the estimated size of the plant at maturity.

REASON: It is in the public interest that the development be protected from bush fire. Section 79C (1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

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