Archive for October, 2012

The re-evaluation of the Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code by David Holland

Habitat Town Planning Forum

Questions are raised in the discussion paper, ‘enhancing hazard reduction in NSW’, put out by the Bush Fire coordinating committee (BFCC) in August 2012.

This paper attempt to cover two fundamental questions related to the Bush fire Environmental Code.

Question 8: Should the Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code (BFEAC) be amended to further streamline the environmental assessment process? If so, how should this be done? Can you provide examples of when the Code has worked well and when it has not?

Question 9: What steps could be taken to dispel the perception that environmental issues prevent hazard reduction?

The answer is to incorporate the detail of the treatments, planning and environmental constraint such as fire frequency intervals in the Risk Management Plans (RMPs) prepared by the Bush Fire Management committees (BFMCs).

Presently not enough detail and not enough reportable assessments are available in the RMPs.

This paper highlights…

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Visions of Inner Sydney

On an excursion to Roselle in the early spring, one could not have experienced such a bright and crisp day. In this impressions collection, Dr. Ray has found many examples of early 20th century urban living in the inner Sydney suburbs.

 

 

 

These vistas have created a picturesque environment in the 21st century through mature trees and bushes presenting a fairyland, giving a bright yet soft impression of the Sydney suburbs.

 

 

 

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