When does pathway 2 apply?
All other single dwelling
Pathway 2 applies to single dwellings that aren't Fast Track or Pathway 1 applications
Speak with your local council if you are unsure which pathway applies to your development.
Permit exemptions for all other single dwellings
The BMO includes some exemptions from the need to obtain a planning permit. For a list of common exemptions refer to:
Building in the BMO
The standard BMO application process also known as Pathway 2 applies to developments including:
- More than one dwelling on a lot
- Dependent person’s unit
- Industry, Offices, Retail premises
- Some outbuildings greater than 100sqm
- Vulnerable land uses, such as child care and education centres, hospitals
- Works or extensions to existing buildings, except a dwelling or dependent person's unit, where the works are greater than 10% of the existing gross floor area.
Planning permit application
Council will assess how a proposed development responds to bushfire and applies bushfire protection measures to reduce risk. This means your permit application needs to address certain requirements.
What do I need to address?
Your permit application needs to address:
1. The bushfire hazard
An application must address the bushfire hazard on the site, and in the surrounding landscape. This will help determine if it is appropriate to develop in an area. It will also show if and how risk can be reduced through a design response that includes appropriate bushfire protection measures.
This is done through a bushfire hazard site assessment and bushfire hazard landscape assessment.
For information on how to prepare a site and landscape assessment refer to:
- Application information requirements in '2. Bushfire protection objectives and measures' below
- Planning Permit Applications Bushfire Management Overlay - Technical Guide
2. Bushfire protection objectives and measures
Your application should address all relevant objectives in the planning scheme including:
What information do I need to provide?
A planning application must include:
- Bushfire Hazard Landscape Assessment (refer to the technical guide)
- Bushfire Hazard Site Assessment (refer to the technical guide)
- Bushfire Management Statement (templates below)
- Bushfire Management Plan (templates below)
How will the council assess the application?
Your local council will assess your application based on the requirements and decision guidelines in the bushfire planning provisions.
The council will consider whether:
- all required documentation has been provided
- the proposed development meets the objectives of:
- State planning policy
- the BMO
- clause 53.02
- risk has been considered and can be mitigated or warrants the development not proceeding
- the proposed protection measures can be implemented and maintained alongside the ongoing use of the land
- any other requirements in the planning scheme are met.