Localised flame contact
Characteristics of a localised flame contact:
- Occurs from the hazard in close proximity to a building (up to 50 metres).
- Direct flame contact from individual elements, such as vegetation, fences or structures.
- Burning elements on neighbouring land may expose a proposed building to localised flame contact.
- Can occur in areas where the vegetation is modified or is managed as a garden.
- Not direct flame contact from a moving fire front.
Key consideration for planning decision making:
Local burning elements can be harmful to people and structures, by exposing them to flames. For example, when people are actively defending a property, or if residents are sheltering in the open due to building failure.
Providing bushfire vegetation management standards minimises elements that can catch fire in the local environment.
Page last updated: 25/01/22