Other development includes:

  • Single dwellings that do not meet the specified requirements in BMO schedule areas or urban zones.
  • Single dwellings outside BMO scheduled areas or urban zones.
  • Dependent person’s units
  • Multi unit development
  • Industry
  • Offices
  • Retail premises

There are exemptions from a planning permit that may apply. See Permit exemptions for other development types below.

Permit exemptions for other development types

The Bushfire Management Overlay includes some exemptions from the need to obtain a planning permit. The most common exemptions include:

  • An alteration or extension to an existing building used for a dependent person’s unit that is less than 50 per cent of the gross floor area of the existing building.
  • An alteration or extension to any building (except a dwelling or dependent person’s unit) that is less than 10 per cent of the gross floor area of the existing building.

You should check with your council as other planning controls may apply.

Where a planning permit is required, these types of development are assessed through the regular BMO application process that includes additional information requirements and bushfire protection measures.

Outline of regular BMO process

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