fire risk underestimated at ginninderry development, report finds

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university of nsw canberra scientist jason sharples has written a report which asserts fire risk has been underestimated for ginninderry.  photo: katherine griffithsfire risk has been underestimated at the proposed site for the ginninderry housing development, according to a university of nsw canberra report.the report, commissioned by the ginninderra falls association, has prompted the grass-roots opponents to the cross-border development to call for the yass valley council to delay any decision to rezone land on the nsw side of the project.advertisementthe report asserts current australian standard, as 3959 for construction in bush fire prone areas does not account for recent scientific insights into extreme fire development and the effect of intense wind, steep terrain and ember storms, which could be expected on the north-western edge of the ginninderry development.the author of the report, unsw bushfire scientists and associate professor of applied mathematics jason sha......

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