The 2019-2020 Australian bushfires destroyed 5,900 buildings and homes. 2.9 million people had their homes damaged, threatened, or were temporarily displaced. The Green Rebuild Toolkit is a set of resources to help those people rebuild their homes and increase resistance to future climate disasters.

The Green Rebuild Toolkit is a project from Renew. We’ve been providing expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, government and industry since 1980.

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Chapter 6: Around the home

Chapter 8: Beyond BAL case studies

Beyond BAL: Event Series – Dec 2023

As part of ongoing work to support communities rebuilding after bushfire, Renew showcased 12 homes that exemplify resilient design and extend the understanding of best practice beyond the complicated and variable (BAL) Bushfire Attack Level rating system.

In the Beyond BAL event series, we spoke to the people who designed, built, or live in these homes. 

Click here to hear how you can make your home or future build as resilient as possible this fire season.

Event Recordings

The Retrofitting for Resilience event series was held in Nov 2022

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The Building and Retrofitting for Fire Resilience webinar was held in conjunction with Sustainable House Day in 

Sep 2021

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This event series was held in June 2021


Burning Issues – Design and Building for Bushfire Protection

Webinar recording from Renew’s Canberra Members’ Branch event in October 2020. Featuring Julie de Jong from H+H Architects and Maria Kornakova from Fire Protection Association Australia.



For more information and webinars on preparing your home 

and property before bushfire season visit Bushfire Resilience INC


For more information on FireWise gardens visit The Forever Project

based in Western Australia 

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