The Australian Bushfire Building Conference is an annual event for industry professionals with a focus on planning and building in bushfire-prone areas.
It brings together architects, designers, bushfire consultants, builders, emergency services, certifiers, planners, researchers, regulators and suppliers with a range of sessions, workshops, field trips and networking events. Conference delegates will have the opportunity to learn about the latest research, policies, and practices that they can then implement to create a more resilient and sustainable future.
The event is presented by Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE), a not-for-profit organisation for economic development in the Blue Mountains in partnership with Blue Mountains City Council.
In 2013 the Blue Mountains suffered from tragic losses as a result of bushfires. In response, BMEE organised the first Bushfire Building Conference, held in 2015.
In 2016, BMEE was the winner of the NSW Resilient Australia Award (Business), presented by the NSW government, and won the Economic Development Australia Award in the event category for its work on the Bushfire Conference. This success, coupled with the industry feedback the first Conference received, ensured the Conference would become an annual event.
Since 2015 it has grown in size and focus, from being Blue Mountains-centric at the outset, to its current national focus.
Bushfire Building Community Day – Festival of Resilience, Blue Mountains
The free public Community Day will be moved to an online event on this year on Saturday, 30 October 2021.
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