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Bush Fire Protection Measures

This section provides information regarding the range of bush fire protection measures (BPMs) required for a development on bush fire prone land in accordance with Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006.  

No single protection measure alone provides sufficient protection from the impacts of bush fire. However, an acceptable level of protection can be achieved by providing a combination of these BPMs to a development. Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 details six key BPMs that can be incorporated into a development to improve protection against bush fire attack. Any application to develop in a bush fire prone area must consider the six bush fire protection measures.

The six bush fire protection measures (BPMs) include:  

  1. Asset Protection Zones (fuel reduced areas)
  2. Access arrangements
  3. Building construction and design
  4. Water supply and utilities
  5. Landscaping
  6. Emergency Management Arrangements  


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The acceptable solutions in Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 acknowledge that the BPMs work in combination to achieve adequate bush fire protection, while not needlessly reducing lot yields/site coverage or threatening environmental sustainability. The performance criteria and acceptable solutions for each bush fire protection measure can be found in Chapter 4 - Performance Based Controls.  

For more information about each of the six bush fire protection measures to be considered when planning a development in a bush fire prone area, click on the relevant option below: