What does this mean for my property?
Land being identified as bush fire prone will not necessarily exclude development from occurring on the site. There are special standards to consider before making decisions regarding development on bush fire prone land. As a land owner, you should obtain all relevant information relating to the property and consult with relevant professionals (e.g. Building Designer/Architect and Accredited Bush Fire Consultant) before designing a new home or altering or adding to an existing home. The RFS document ‘Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2019’ must be addressed in the preparation of an application for development. More information can be found on the RFS website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.