Catherine Gorrie - Managing Director and Lead Bushfire Planning and Design Practitioner

Our Company Principal is Catherine Gorrie.  Catherine has a Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection from the University of Western Sydney and is Accredited under the Fire Protection Association Australia Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) Scheme as a Level 3 practitioner, (BPAD20751), which places her in the category of a “recognised qualified consultant”.  Catherine is fully insured, and able to provide alternate solutions where strict compliance with Planning for Bush Fire Protection is not achievable.

Catherine is also a qualified Environmental Health & Building Surveyor with over 16 years of local government experience, including development assessment and building certification.  Catherine is also a qualified Trainer and Assessor and has provided Bushfire Assessment Skills Seminars to Council staff, Building Certifiers, Architects and Builders for over nine years. Catherine is also a member of the Fire Protection Association of Australia’s Technical Advisory Committee /20 Bushfire Safety, the Western Sydney University External Advisory Committee - Built Environment, and the NSW Rural Fire Service Planning For Bushfire Protection Implementation Group.


Bushfire Consulting Services Pty Ltd are extremely well placed to provide reports, training and services which fulfil todays legislative requirements.

If you'd like to discuss an existing or proposed development, get in touch and speak to one of our friendly team! We have been providing expert advice for bushfire prone land developments for over ten years!

Nicole van Dorst is our Manager, Bushfire. Nicole has many years experience in Bushfire Protection, and has joined us after spending 14 years at Travers Ecology where she was the Manager of the Bushfire Team. Nicole has also worked at the NSW Rural Fire Service as a Hazard Management Officer and as a Bushland Regenerator.

We have offices in Western Sydney, Central Coast and the Hunter Valley and service the following Council areas;

BathurstBaysideBega ValleyBlacktownBlue MountainsBurwoodCamdenCampbelltownCanada BayCanterbury-BankstownCentral CoastCessnockCumberlandDungogEurobodallaFairfieldGeorges RiverGoulburn MulwareeHawkesburyThe HillsHornsbyHunter's HillInner WestKempseyKiamaKu-ring-gaiLake MacquarieLane CoveLithgowLiverpoolMaitlandMosmanNewcastleNorthern BeachesNorth SydneyParramattaPenrithRandwickRydeShellharbourShoalhavenStrathfieldSutherlandSydney

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