ENGR 7016 Planning for Bushfire Prone Areas

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301049

Coordinator Grahame Douglas Opens in new window

Description This subject describes the relevant planning issues for bushfire prone areas and the measures that can be implemented to ensure appropriate development in these areas. A knowledge and understanding of the planning, design and construction of the urban form is important if we are to manage the risk of bushfire on the community. It is also fundamental in our understanding of the management of development for bushfires and the necessary infrastructure for bushfire suppression and property protection in bushfire prone areas. Topics include conceptual planning issues, determining bushfire prone areas, bushfire and planning legislation, strategic and regional planning for bushfire, subdivision, defendable space and construction, design, staging and siting, vulnerable developments, industry and other forms of commercial use, landscaping and maintenance, and water and access.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects ENGR 6002 - Planning for Bushfire Prone Areas
ARCH 7004 - Planning and Development Control


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Essay 1,200 words 20 N Individual
Critical Review 3,000 words 30 N Individual
Report 3,000 words 30 Y Individual
Presentation 15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A 20 N Individual