So the BAL assessment came back. What the… I was expecting mostly blue, with that strip at the back to offset it from the trees on the eastern neighbour’s block. Instead, my northern neighbour’s front garden, with some extremely tall eucalypts, was declared a Class A Forest with a 33m BAL-FZ (the nasty red bit) zone around it. Oh dear. My original plan was to have my house nearer the road (the left side of the above image, where all the red is) and my…Continue Reading “Holy What the Crap”
So my mate J got a bit….excited…and started designing houses, based on some very rough criteria I’d given him – solar passive design, 3×1, relatively narrow block. He came up with this:
Some more ass-covering – I wrote an escape clause into the contract based on getting a favourable BAL assessment. This is all necessary because the block is less than 500m from John Forrest NP, so it’s in an extreme fire risk area. It should be fine, though….