Qualified bushfire consultants and experts in Coffs Harbour, Macksville, Taylors Arm, Bowraville, Valla and Bellingen regions Holiday Coast Bushfire Solutions

Bushfire Risk Assessment and Management Consultants


Bushfire Mitigation Experts
Holiday Coast Bushfire Solutions can provide advice, assistance and Specialist Reports to property buyers, home owners, owner builders, builders, building contractors, architects, surveyors, planners and developers. They closely liaise with their clients to ensure that relevant bushfire legislation is complied with and they provide expert specialist advice on how to reduce bushfire risks for your property.

Steve Ellis is a professional fireman with over 15 years full time experience. You can rely upon Holiday Coast Bushfire Solutions to provide you with expert, easy to understand advice and recommendations on how you can meet all regulations and also decrease your bushfire risk profile.

Our Services
Since August 2002 almost all development proposed on land identified as "bushfire-prone" requires a bushfire assessment to be carried out. The assessments are carried out in accordance with the guidelines set out in the document "Planning For Bushfire Protection" published by the NSW Rural Fire Service.

The Firm operates throughout the Holiday Coast region in NSW including Coffs Harbour, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Scotts Head, Urunga, Dorrigo, Bellingen, Taylors Arm, Bowraville, Valla, Boambee and Woolgoolga.

Professional Reports
Our reports are provided based on:

A thorough site assessment of all relevant factors and constraints including ground slope, vegetation and environmentally sensitive areas; 

A wide ranging comprehension of the legislative objectives;

A detailed understanding of the impacts of bushfires on developments;

First-hand experience and world's best training in fire fighting, as a professional Fire Fighter.

Report Contents
Included in the list of services provided by Holiday Coast Bushfire Solutions are:

Bushfire Risk Assessment Reports for boundary adjustments;

Bushfire Risk Assessment Reports for residential, rural, and rural-residential subdivisions;

Bushfire Risk Assessment Reports for new dwellings and dwelling additions;

Bushfire Risk Assessment Reports for Special Fire Protection Purposes (child-care, aged-care, SEPP 5 Seniors Living, SEPP 9 Group Homes, tourist accommodation);

Passive and active building designs, features and installations;

Asset Protection Zone design and management plans;

Bushfire Emergency Evacuation Plans;

Detailed list of construction requirements for compliance with AS3959.

Our Standard Written Report
This normally includes appendices covering matters such as:

Asset protection zone design and maintenance,

Appropriate plant selections,

Construction standards,

Access and egress requirements,

Water supply requirements.

Professional Expertise
Assessing your bushfire risk exposures, meeting the regulations of the various Authorities and protecting lives and valuable assets is both urgent and paramount. A half hearted or less than wholly professional approach to these matters cannot be tolerated on both legal and moral grounds. That's why you need the assistance of a fully qualified and truly professional Consultant. Consider the expertise laid out below.

Since 2003 we have provided Bushfire Risk Assessment Reports for well in excess of 200 developments, ranging from simple home additions, to urban and rural subdivisions, to "Special Fire Protection Purpose" developments such as child-care centres, aged-care centres and tourist cabins.
Steve Ellis has a Graduate Diploma in Design for "Bushfire Prone" areas (UWS).
Steve has been recognised as an accredited practitioner through the "Bushfire Planning and Design" certification program.
As a  professional Senior Fire Fighter employed with Fire and Rescue NSW for over 15 years, Steve Ellis is not just a theory man. He has an enormous amount of "hands on" experience and has been in the hot seat more times than he cares to remember.
Over 10 years experience in local government health and building surveying is another very important skill which Steve brings to every one of his consulting projects.
Steve has successfully completed Certificate II and III in Firefighting Operations.
Steve has also completed Certificate IV in Fire Fighting Supervision.

Contact us today
Contact Steve Ellis today for a preliminary chat about your needs, what services can be provided and what it might cost. Kindly refer to the contact particulars below.


 Holiday Coast Bushfire Solutions 
176 Wallace St, Macksville N.S.W. 2447
Telephone 6568 3312  or  0419 245 725

Email:  steve@bushfiresolutions.com.au