NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Bushfire maps for urban release areas

Changes to bushfire planning regulations

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

New England

Northern

Southern

Sydney Growth Area

Western

Page last updated: 29/11/2022