Building Protection Zones

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Compliance with Building Protection Zone (BPZ) requirements is essential in order to protect buildings in bushfire risk areas and to increase the safety of residents and fire fighters that are involved in defending buildings during a bushfire.

Definition

A BPZ is an area that has reduced flammable vegetation and materials which may surround habitable buildings including attached and nearby structures and essential infrastructure. A BPZ minimises the likelihood and impact that direct flame contact, radiant heat and ember attack may have on buildings and assets in the event of a bushfire. This area must extend out from the external walls of a building or asset for a minimum of 20m.

Compliance

In order to protect buildings in bushfire risk areas and to increase the safety of residents and fire fighters that are involved in defending buildings during a bushfire it is essential that you comply with the BPZ requirements. BPZ are a legislative requirement within the City of Swan.

This information has been extracted from the City’s annual fire season guide. For additional details, please call the City of Swan on 9267 9267.