Bushfire Risk Consultants Northern NSW

About Bushfire Risk Consultants

Your trusted BPAD Level 3 Practitioner for the Northern Rivers Area of NSW

Melanie Jackson, Director

BPAD Accredited Practitioner

Expert local knowledge and advice

Bushfire Risk Consultants is run by Melanie Jackson. Melanie has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Resource Management), Graduate Diploma (Bushfire Protection), BPAD-Level 3 Accredited Practitioner and is a member of FPA Australia. Melanie has also been a volunteer Firefighter and was employed by the NSW Rural Fire Services as the Fire Mitigation Officer in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW.

Melanie has expert knowledge of the different building requirements of the various Northern Rivers Shire Councils: Ballina Shire Council, Byron Shire Council, Kyogle Council, Lismore City Council, Richmond Valley Council and Tweed Shire Council.

Melanie Jackson – BPAD-Level 3 Accredited Practitioner, Grad. Dip. (Bushfire Protection), B.App.Sc. (EnvResMgt)

“We’ve provided hundreds of satisfied clients with valid, up-to-date bushfire planning and design information making their development goals in bushfire prone areas a reality “

Melanie Jackson

What makes us different?

Melanie Jackson provides Home Builders, Town Planners and Building Designers with a unique blend of qualifications and experience that help clients achieve successful development applications.

Located in Ballina, she has expert knowledge of the Northern Rivers Region and has an excellent reputation with the Local Government Area including Ballina Shire Council, Byron Shire Council, Clarence Valley Council, Kyogle Shire Council, Lismore City Council, Richmond Valley Counil and Tweed Shire Council.

Bushfire Risk strives for an environmentally sustainable balance between risk and amenity; and ascertains the risks in a logical, rational manner.

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

Our streamlined development application process

The focus of Bushfire Risk Consultants Services Strategy is to allow clients to make an informed decision and provide a streamlined application process by providing the range of reports that are required to ensure a successful development application (DA) in the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales.

Bushfire Risk consultants assess the bushfire risk elements associated with a property or development. We give guidance for all building and planning needs and considerations for sub-divisions, tourism ventures, new buildings and renovations applying the planning and design principals for developments in Bushfire Prone Areas.

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 Areas and the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.


Bushfire Risk keeps abreast of current legislative requirements and remains compliant with the FPA Australia Code of Practice. Bushfire Risk continues to learn, grow & thrive through continuous professional development. Very few fully qualified & accredited BPAD-Level 3 bushfire consultants exist throughout Australia therefore Bushfire Risk take great pride in assuring quality service & excellent customer care.

Certification, membership & insurance

Melanie Jackson is a BPAD-Level 3 Accredited Practitioner, Certified Bushfire Consultant, accredited by the FPA Australia & recognized by the NSW Rural Fire Service as experts in Bushfire Threat Assessments. Bushfire Risk holds full Public & Products Liability Insurance & Professional Indemnity Insurance.

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Bushfire Risk services the following areas of the Northern Rivers Region including:

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