A bushfire hazard site assessment provides information on the bushfire hazard on and near to a site within 150m. The site assessment informs the appropriate bushfire protection measures such as defendable space, building construction requirements, water supply and access.
All planning permit applications need to provide a bushfire hazard site assessment, except where an application has been made for a single dwelling under a BMO schedule and some simple non habitable outbuildings.
There is some scope for the council to vary or waive the requirement for a bushfire hazard site assessment under the BMO. However, this usually only applies to very minor applications, such as a small change to an approved plan that does not change any bushfire protection measures.
Refer to the following document to inform planning decision making:
- Planning Permit Applications Bushfire Management Overlay - Technical Guide (PDF, 2.0 MB) or (DOC, 7.1 MB)
Page last updated: 25/01/22