Bushfire Planning and Design scheme

The Bushfire Planning and Design scheme (BPAD) was developed by Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia). BPAD are an organisation where you can find professional bushfire practitioners that will provide you with advice on how to protect your home from bushfire risks.


Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessments are required for all properties that are located within bushfire-prone areas. Whether it is the construction of a new home, new shed or patio, or extension or alteration to an existing structure, a BAL assessment is required. 


BAL assessments determine the specific requirements for construction standards related to the applicable BAL rating for all buildings within the bushfire-prone areas. This is undertaken to improve their resistance to a bushfire attack.


DWA Civil Engineer Barbara Dryhinicz  is an Accredited BPAD Level 1 Practitioner, who can undertake a BAL assessment and provide construction requirements for properties located within these designated areas. 


For more information, please see the FPA Website.


WA Local Government Association

The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) works for Local Government in Western Australia. As the peak industry body, WALGA advocates on behalf of 138 WA Local Governments and negotiates service agreements for the sector. WALGA is not a government department or agency.


WALGA’s Preferred Supply Panel for Engineering Consultancy Services delivers technical services and support project design and development for WALGA Members. Using the principles that separate the design and construction phase of project activity, the Engineering Consultancy Services Panel provides the opportunity to engage qualified and experienced consultants to develop design solutions, procedures and cost control measures. Within the Panel, WALGA has established specialist categories of supply. The Panel includes the appointment of technical experts that specialise in a number of categories. 


DWA is a member of WALGA’s Preferred Supply Panel for Engineering Consultancy Services and are preferred suppliers for:

  • Project and Operations Management

  • Road, Pavement and Footpath Engineering

  • Structural Engineering and

  • Water Management Engineering.


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