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Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code
One of the things you can do to protect your home from bush fires is clearing and/or burning of vegetation. The Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code (the Code) provides a ‘single’ environmental approval for landholders who would otherwise need to consider the range of environmental approvals that might be required under the regular environmental legislative framework.
Public consultation is now underway on the draft revised Code. The NSW RFS is seeking public comment on the draft document.
Planning for Bush Fire Protection
Planning for Bush Fire Protection (PBP) identifies best practice for developing in bush fire prone areas. NSW Planning Law requires all new development on bush fire prone land to be done in accordance with PBP.
Public Consultation is now underway on the draft PBP 2017. The NSW RFS is seeking public comments on the draft document.
Draft Community Protection Plans
Community Protection Plans are a tool which can help you better understand the bush fire risk in your community, and how to prepare for it. The NSW RFS is establishing Community Protection Plans in many communities across the State. Not all areas will have a Community Protection Plan, nor will every area require one.
The NSW RFS invites comments from community members on Draft Community Protection Plans open for consultation.
- Eucumbene Cove draft community protection plan
- Barragga Bay draft commmunity protection plan
- Brindabella Valley draft community protection plan