Bushfires and building

The bushfire crisis has had, and continues to have, a devastating impact on life and property across Australia. When the current emergency is over, Australians will be rebuilding,  with decisions to be made on where and how this is done. Previous catastrophic bushfires have prompted state and territory governments to strengthen bushfire building standards. With more than a million homes in Australia within 100 metres of bushland, it’s important that a skilled workforce is available to ensure these standards are met. The Property Services IRC is seeking advice on the development of training for land-use and construction assessors in bushfire-prone areas—training for practitioners who can advise on planning and design in order to mitigate risk. To have your say, register your interest, or just find out more, please visit our project page.