With the spotlight on housing demand and affordability, residential development applications comprise a significant proportion of projects at Peterson Bushfire. Ranging from rezoning proposals for new residential communities to single dwellings, the range of projects is wide and varied.
‘Villa Rosa’ Subdivision
Peterson Bushfire prepared the bushfire assessment report for Stage 1 of this large subdivision in the Riverstone East Precinct of the North West Growth Centre of Sydney for the developer Sunglow Australia and development management consultants Orion Consulting Engineers.
'The Huntley' Subdivision
Peterson Bushfire assisted Visionary Investment Group in the master planning of a new residential community surrounding a golf course designed by Greg Norman. A bushfire assessment report was also prepared for the Stage 1 subdivision application to Wollongong City Council and NSW Rural Fire Service.
BAL Certificate, Saratoga
A BAL rating was determined for a home-owner to support a complying development certificate application in the bayside village of Saratoga on NSW’s Central Coast.
An alternate solution was prepared to retain Koala feed trees within an asset protection zone (APZ) for a new university student accommodation development at Charles Sturt University. The APZ was designed by modelling fire rates of spread and canopy separation distances required to prevent a crown fire.
Commercial & Industrial
As commercial and industrial uses move out of the inner Sydney suburbs to the bushfire prone areas of the outer west, the demand for bushfire expertise increases for this sector. Projects range from smaller commercial unit developments to industrial logistics warehouse hubs, and include specialised uses such as tourism operations.
Warehouse & Logistics Hub, Orchid Hills
A bushfire strategy was developed for this State Significant Development in Western Sydney by Altis, led by the Hansen Yuncken planning team.
Constraints Analysis, Penrith City Council
Penrith City Council commissioned Peterson Bushfire to advise on the bushfire protection requirements involved with rezoning and developing surplus land for commercial uses at Llandilo, Western Sydney.
Warehouse Facilities, Eastern Creek
Bushfire assessment reports were prepared for two large warehouse facility developments in Eastern Creek, Western Sydney for the GPT Group.
Loss of infrastructure to bushfires can have an immediate impact on communities, such as losing capability to issue emergency warnings via telecommunication towers, and long term impacts, such as the costs required to rebuild government assets. Peterson Bushfire works with clients through the design, approvals, construction and maintenance phases of a project to ensure design requirements are achieved.
Risk Assessment for
NSW Public Schools
Individual bushfire risk assessments were prepared for 100 NSW state schools for the NSW Department of Education as part of a joint venture between Alphitonia, Cardno and Peterson Bushfire.
Chittaway Fire Stations
The NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation engaged Peterson Bushfire to prepare bushfire assessment reports to assist in the design and approval for replacement Rural Fire Brigade stations at Warnervale and Chittaway on the NSW Central Coast.
Optus Telecommunication Towers
Assisting service provider Catalyst design compliant installations and secure approvals for various telecommunication towers across NSW for the expansion and maintenance of the Optus mobile network.
Bushfires can impact mining operations in many ways. In addition to life and property, operational capacity can be threatened by loss of infrastructure such as water or power supply. Of key importance is the protection and management of biodiversity offset areas which require appropriate fire regimes. Peterson Bushfire prepares Bushfire Management Plans using GIS that can be presented in poster format.
Bushfire Management Plan, Mount Pleasant
Peterson Bushfire was engaged to prepare a Bushfire Management Plan in large poster format using GIS for Mach Energy’s Mount Pleasant Operation coal mine located in the Hunter Valley coal fields.