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 show where the bushfire planning regulations apply.