Bushfire prone areas are subject to or likely to be subject to bushfires.
The BMO is a planning control that applies to bushfire prone areas with very high and extreme bushfire hazards.This triggers planning permit requirements including mandatory bushfire protection measures such:
- as defendable space
- water supply
- ongoing vegetation management requirements.
Areas where a BMO applies are also by default Bushfire Prone Areas.
What about the construction standards?
If you're building in a BMO, construction standards also apply as part of the building permit application process.