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Building on bushfire prone land

Single Dwelling Application Kit for Bushfire Prone land

Bush fire is a major challenge for the community. It has been a natural part of our landscape for thousands of years and remains an ever-present threat. Due to historic settlement patterns and the need to provide housing for people, development has occurred in areas that are bush fire prone placing lives and property at risk.

The NSW Rural Fire Service has a statutory obligation to protect life, property and the environment through fire suppression and fire prevention. Improved land use planning and construction of buildings in bush fire prone areas are intrinsic to the fire management strategies of the Service.

This kit provides applicants with a streamlined approach to meeting the requirements of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2019. It has been designed to assist applicants to provide information in support of a development application and presents options that can be incorporated into the building to mitigate the impact of bush fire on your property.

This kit is divided into two (2) sections. The first section explains how to complete the pull out Bush Fire Assessment Report to ensure you include all the required information about your proposed development. This report should accompany your Development Application.

For further information please refer to the RSF website: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/building-in-a-bush-fire-area

NSW Rural Fire Service Guidelines for Single Dwelling Development Applications