Clause 13.02-1S

Clause 13.02-1S, the state bushfire policy, has a specific objective that guides and directs planning decision making.

The state bushfire policy objective is:

To strengthen the resilience of settlements and communities to bushfire through risk based planning that prioritises the protection of human life.

It reflects the:

  • Victorian government’s commitment to creating a safer state
  • important role of planning decision making which can avoid and reduce the risk of bushfire to people and communities.

It ensures:

  • a rigorous assessment of bushfire before decisions are made
  • growth is directed to low risk areas
  • that development considers and includes bushfire protection measures in all stages of the planning process.

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