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Changes to bushfire planning regulations in May 2014 have reduced the number of bushfire risk assessments required during development.

 

The changes remove the need for home-builders to do an assessment of bushfire risk when they lodge their DA to build, if the Rural Fire Service has already completed an upfront assessment at the subdivision stage.

 

The changes to the bushfire planning regulations also allow the Rural Fire Service to update bushfire prone land maps more frequently. If land is no longer bushfire prone, assessments will be eliminated altogether.

 

The maps below show where the bushfire planning regulations apply. 

 

Greater Sydney

Hunter

Southern

Northern

Blacktown

Cessnock

Albury

Ballina

Camden

Great Lakes

Bega Valley

Coffs Harbour

Liverpool

Greater Taree

Eurobodalla

Lismore

Penrith

Lake Macquarie

Kiama

Clarence Valley

The Hills

Maitland

Queanbeyan

Kempsey

Wollondilly

Muswellbrook

Shellharbour

Nambucca

Newcastle

Shoalhaven

Port Macquarie / Hastings

Western

Port Stephens

Wagga Wagga

Tweed

Dubbo

Singleton

Wingecarribee

 

Murray

Wyong

Wollongong

Sydney Growth Centre

Orange 

 

 

North West

New England

 

South West

 

Tamworth

 

 

Page last updated: 25/09/2020