Property Owners, Businesses & Developers:
Are you looking to build, renovate or develop in a bushfire prone area of the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales?
Town Planners:
Do you need an expert Bushfire Mitigation Consultant?
Architects & Builders:
Are you looking to streamline the approval process for your clients or business?

BAL Certificates, Bushfire Reports & Assessments

Bushfire Planning and Design Consultancy for Property Owners, Businesses, Developers, Town Planners, Architects & Builders

Bushfire Risk Consultants are based in the Northern Rivers Area of Northern NSW and provide quality, professional bushfire reports and services in planning for bushfire protection with an environmental, ethical & customer service focus.

We seek a balanced, positive development application result: reconciling the needs of home builders and developers in bushfire prone areas, a sustainable environment, and bushfire legislation.

Bushfire Risk has a high Development Application approval rate in the Northern Rivers Region. Our expertise is trusted by stakeholders and staff in many Northern Rivers Local Government Area and the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.

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Are you looking to build, renovate or develop in a bushfire prone area of the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales?

Town Planners
Town Planners

Do you need to refer to a reliable, Accredited BPAD-Level 3 consultant to assist local businesses or developers with a complex bushfire assessment?

Architects & Builders
Architects & Builders

Are you looking for an expert Bush Fire Risk Consultant who understands the Northern Rivers Region and bushfire planning legislation?

Our Most Popular Services include:


This is designed to assist clients prior to purchase or processing a development application. This assessment aims to determine the site constraints or assist in concept planning and design e.g. BAL rating, bushfire protection measures such as requirements for water supply, property access etc.

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These assessments are undertaken by a professional BPAD Level 3 – Bushfire Practitioner accredited by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA) also recognized by the Rural Fire Service as a provider of choice. This service includes initial consultation, desktop and site assessment to determine level of compliance and BAL rating as per the acceptable solutions of the legislative documents. Subject to the results a comprehensive bushfire report shall be issued in support of the proposed development application.

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This service is for clients whom wish to undertake a complying development assessment in bushfire prone areas to determine the site constraints & suitability against legislative requirements. Where applicable a BAL CERTIFICATE may be issued subject to the findings of an on-site assessment and where the development is not in BAL-40 or Flame Zone and meets the requirements of SEPP (Exempt & Complying Development Code 2008).

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  • We would like to especially thank Bush Fire Risk for their excellent service. Our urban town planning firm “Green Coast Planning required a bush fire assessment quote, Bush Fire Risk went out above and beyond and got a quote to us even with their staff on annual leave. Now that is customer service!

    Josh Glennon - Green Coast Planning Eco-Tourism Cabins at Ocean Shores
  • Melanie thank you so very much for your report. I would like to take a moment to say how much dealing with you has been a pleasure. As a combination, you and Scott (designer) make this whole building process more endurable

    Isabell Bushfire Risk Assessment & Report, Ashby NSW
  • "Melanie was great to work with, she was on site within the week to complete a report and assessment of the property. The report was completed quickly and was very helpful. I would use Bushfire Risk again and highly recommend for others"

    David - Mullumbimby Commercial BAL Certificate
  • Thank you very much for the quick turnaround on this! And to Peter for his assistance and solutions, much appreciated.
    Happy Client Bushfire Risk Assessment - New Dwelling at Duroby NSW
  • Very good service, my report is very detailed and professional, I would thoroughly recommend this company

    Katrina Single dwelling bushfire report & performance solution at The Channon
  • Thanks Mell. Love your work.

    Simon - Property Development Consultant Preliminary Bushfire Risk Assessment - Eco-tourism
  • My wife and I engaged Melanie to design a Bushfire Management Plan as part of a Development Application involving a particularly fire prone block of land. Her knowledge, advice and support was invaluable in getting the right outcomes and made dealing with the Council easy. Melanie provided the skills and expertise to take the hassle out of a complex situation and we can’t thank her enough.

    Brett Binna Burra, Byron Shire, NSW
  • We looked at a couple of different options but after talking to other consultants we found Melanie came highly recommended and knew our area well.  We were glad to use her services and she provided us with a very detailed report.  She was patient with us and very helpful; we would recommend her to others.

    Guinevere & Matt Georgica NSW
  • Bushfire Risk Consultants are your trusted bushfire experts. With our expertise, knowledge and personal service we've helped hundreds of clients realise their development dream, avoiding costly mistakes, refusals or reductions in development yield often attributed to misguidance.

    Melanie Jackson Bushfire Risk Consultants

Our Bushfire Planning & Design Services Include:

Expert Consultancy in all areas of bushfire planning & design in bushfire prone areas of the Northern Rivers Region including:

  • Alstonville
  • Ballina
  • Bangalow
  • Bexhill
  • Bilambil Heights
  • Bogangar
  • Broken Head
  • Brunswick Heads
  • Byron Bay
  • Cabarita Beach
  • Caniaba
  • Casino
  • Casuarina
  • Clothiers Creek
  • Clunes
  • Coopers Shoot
  • Crystal Creek
  • Cudgen
  • Cumbalum
  • Dunoon
  • Evans Head
  • Ewingsdale
  • Federal
  • Goolmangar
  • Goonellabah
  • Goonengerry
  • Hastings Point
  • Kings Forest
  • Kingscliff
  • Kyogle
  • Lennox Head
  • Lismore
  • Main Arm
  • Montecollum
  • Mullumbimby
  • Murwillumbah
  • Myocum
  • New Brighton
  • New Italy
  • Nimbin
  • Ocean Shores
  • Pottsville
  • Richmond Hill
  • Rosebank
  • Skennars Head
  • Skinners Shoot
  • South Golden Beach
  • Spring Grove
  • Suffolk Park
  • Terranora
  • Tintenbar
  • Tweed Heads
  • Uki
  • Wardell
  • Wilsons Creek
  • Woodburn

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