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The UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG) has partnered with the Tasmania Fire Service to present Planning for Bushfire Prone Areas – designed specifically for a Tasmanian cohort and delivered in Hobart.

Understanding planning and design principals, and the legislation that accompanies them, is vital to protecting property and human life from bushfires. This course focuses on bushfire behaviour, biodiversity considerations and legislation requirements specific to the Tasmanian landscape.

Learn a multi-faceted approach to bushfire protection; and how to undertake bushfire assessments and design safe and attractive buildings in bushfire prone areas. Participants will explore legal issues and cases through the context of Tasmanian legislation, including:

• Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993
• Fire Service Act 1979
• Bushfire-Prone Areas Code
• National Construction Code and Director’s Determination – Bushfire Hazard Areas
• AS 3959 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas.

Meet your expert presenters:

Mark Chladil
Mark has spent 28 years in at the Tasmania Fire Service where he has been responsible for developing and implementing development controls for bushfireprone areas. He was a member of the Standards Committee responsible for AS3959 from 2001 to 2022 and participated in drafting the 2009 and 2018 editions of AS3959.

Colin Wood
Colin holds a degree in Building and Environmental Health, his Masters in Building Surveying, and a Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Design. He is a practicing Environmental Health and Building Surveyor with over 40 years’ experience in both Local Government and Private Practice. Colin is currently the Manager of Certification & Compliance at Shoalhaven City Council.