Other Resources

Fire

Reference :
1. Standards for Asset Protection Zones
2. Standards for Low Intensity Burning
3. Standards for Pile Burning
4.Standards for Windrow Burning
5.Application for a Bushfire Hazard Reduction Certificate
(January 2006)
Agency:
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
Contact :
Locked Bag 17, Granville, NSW, 2142
1800 679 737
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
Format:
 
Comment:
Discusses; what is an asset protection zone and the steps to consider, including where to put the zone on your property, steps to consider and objectives for bushfire hazard reduction burning, how to safely construct and conduct a pile burn, and the construction and purpose of windrow burning.
 
Download:
  1. Standards for Asset Protection Zones (PDF 500KB)

  2. Standards for Low Intensity Burning (PDF 500KB)

  3. Standards for Pile Burning (PDF 500KB)

  4. Standards for Windrow Burning (PDF 500KB)
  5. Application for a Bushfire Hazard Reduction Certificate (PDF 500KB)

Website:


http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=517

 

Fire

Reference:
On the Land: Agricultural Fire Management Guidelines
Agency:
Victorian Country Fire Authority
Contact :
PO Box 701, Mt. Waverly, VIC, 3149
03 9262 8444
www.cfa.vic.gov.au
Format:
PDF / Brochure           Publishing Date: 2007 
Comment:
These guidelines provide an overview of fire management on rural properties aimed at those new to farming or rural living
 
Download:
On the Land: Agricultural Fire Management Guidelines (PDF 4MB)
Website:

http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/firesafety
/buildingandregulations/farmsandproperty/on-the-land.htm

 

Fire

Reference :
Landscape and Building Design for Bushfire Areas by Ramsay, C. and Rudolph, L.
Agency:
CSIRO Publishing
Contact :
Locked Bag 10, Clayton South, VIC, 3169
1300 363 400
www.csiro.au
Format:
Book    Cost: Yes         Publishing Date: 2003      ISBN: 06430609046
Comment:
Provides a clear description of what happens in a bushfire, including bushfire behaviour and outlines a range of options for designing landscapes and buildings in bushfire prone areas.
 
Website:
http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/18/pid/3461.htm

 

 

bush

Reference :
New South Wales Rural Fire Service Factsheets
Agency:
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
Contact :
Locked Bag 17, Granville, NSW, 2142
1800 679 737
www.bushfire.nsw.gov.au
Format:
PDF           Publishing Date: Various     
Comment:
A variety of factsheets with information on bushfire preparedness and bushfire survival planning.
 
Website:

http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=1150

 

bush

Reference :
Planning for Bushfire Protection: A Guide for Councils, Planners, Fire Authorities, Developers and Home Owners
Agency:
New South Wales Rural Fire Service in collaboration with New South Wales Department of Planning
Contact :
Locked Bag 17, Granville, NSW, 2142
1800 679 737
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
Format:
PDF / Book          Publishing Date: 2006    ISBN: 0958598789
Comment:
Details the planning process, including local environmental plans, development control plans, construction standards, and statutory requirements. This includes bushfire protection measures for development applications located on and that has been designated as bushfire prone.
 
Website:

http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=900

 

 


Reference :
Climate Kelpie
Agency:
Grains Research and Development Corporation
Contact :
Grains Research and Development Corporation
PO Box 5367 Kingston ACT 2604
Comment:
Climate Kelpie is a resource library for climate risk management information and tools. It has been developed for Australian farmers and farm advisors. The website contains tools and information about climate to help make decisions about farm business.
Website:

http://www.climatekelpie.com.au/

 

bush

Reference :
Betting on Rain - managing seasonal risk in Western NSW (2006)
Agency:
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
Contact :
Locked Bag 21, Orange, NSW, 2800
02 6391 3100
www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture
Format:
Book
Comment:
This book draws together basic information on weather and climate systems, and recent research on the development and application of seasonal risk assessment tools, in the specific context of western NSW. The guide provides both informative insights into the factors that determine regional weather patterns and practical tools that will allow landholders to utilise what predictability does exist to improve management decision making.
 
Download:
Betting on Rain - managing seasonal risk in Western NSW (PDF 2.8MB)
Website:

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/
resources/climate-and-weather/variability/betting-on-rain

 

 



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