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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 has now closed on the draft revised Code.
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 has now closed on the draft PBP 2017.
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
- Mid North Coast bush fire risk management plans
Draft Bush Fire Risk Management Plans
Local Bush Fire Management Committees across NSW help identify assets at risk of bush fire in an area, which will include communities, buildings, infrastructure as well as culturally and environmentally significant locations. They then develop strategies to protect those assets. Each Bush Fire Management Committee develops a Bush Fire Risk Management Plan. It sets out the types of work scheduled to deal with the risk of bush fires in an area. These works may range from a community engagement event to hazard reduction activities.
The NSW RFS invites comments from community members on Draft Bush Fire Risk Management Plans on public exhibition.