Australian Institute of Building SurveyorsBuilding CommissionCity of MandurahDepartment of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)Department of PlanningFire Protection Association AustraliaHousing Industry AssociationInsurance Council of AustraliaLocal Government Professionals AustraliaShire of YorkSociety for Building Services EngineersWALGA
Application of the Building Code of Australia (BCA)Wind Regions (Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1170.2:2002) which dictate certain wind speeds a structure must be able to withstandCommunity education (e.g. pre-cyclone clean-up)
Application of the Building Code of Australia (BCA)Planning regulations and policy (e.g. SPP 3.7 – Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas)Firefighting capabilityFire protection systemsFuel reduction
Building Code of Australia (BCA) specifies that a building in a flood hazard area must be able to withstand floodwater impactsSite planning (e.g. drainage systems, soakwells, slope vegetation)Flood mappingBroader state and local planning policies
Application of the Building Code of Australia (BCA)Design for earthquakes (Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1170.4) which includes the seismic zone map. However, most domestic structures are not required to be specifically designed for earthquakes.
1. Mandatory inspection of properties following construction
2. Refining and improving the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas (for bushfire risk)3. Mandatory accreditation and competency for building industry professionals 4. Mandatory accreditation for Bushfire Attack Level assessors 5. Integrated land-use planning and building schemes