Bushfire and building
A Bushfire Attack Level Assessment Report (BALs) is required when submitting a building permit application for new homes, alterations and additions in a Bushfire Prone Area. Its purpose is to ensure buildings are constructed with greater bushfire protection.
A BAL measures the design safety of a building by rating it against the proposed sites exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact in a bushfire event.
To find out if a property is located within a bushfire prone area visit VicPlan (online mapping tool).
To read further about BALs and download an application form visit the Victorian Building Association.