Building in a bush fire area
Single Dwelling Application Kit
This document has been designed for owner/builders as well as architects, building designers and draftspersons who wish to submit plans for building or modifying an existing building in a bush fire prone area. This document has been designed to support you, and provide you with a process to follow that will assist you to meet the current requirements for bush fire protection.
User Guide for Complying Development
This document has been developed to assist applicants in understanding the bush fire requirements for 'Complying Development' under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) - the Codes SEPP. It provides a guide to the NSW RFS involvement in the process, interpretation, timeframes, submission requirements and applicant's responsibilities. This document is intended to be a comprehensive 'one-stop-shop' for Complying Development on bush fire prone land, and also incorporates all of the policy and guideline documents.
Building Best Practice Guide
This document is designed to provide the community with advice regarding what the NSW RFS recommends as best practice for developing in bush fire prone areas. All development on bush fire prone land should comply with the relevant recommendations and requirements identified.
Vegetation Classification Chart
This classification chart will assist in the assessment of vegetation for developments in bush fire prone areas.
Council Checklist for Section 100B Development Applications
A checklist for Councils on minimum requirements for information that is to be submitted with a development application lodged under Section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997.
Council Checklist for Section 79BA Development Applications
A checklist for Councils on minimum requirements for information that is to be submitted with a development application lodged under Section 79BA of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006
This document provides the necessary planning considerations when developing areas for residential use in residential, rural residential, rural and urban areas when development sites are in close proximity to areas likely to be affected by bush fire events. Download a copy (complete or chapter by chapter), or purchase a copy through the NSW Government Online Shop or phone +61 (2) 9228 6333. Please note: Appendix 3 of this document has been superseded by Addendum Appendix 3.
Guideline for Councils on Bushfire Prone Area Land Mapping
This Guideline applies to all councils who are required to prepare bush fire prone land maps. It sets out the requirements to enable councils to accurately and consistently map bush fire prone land.
User Guide - BAL Risk Assessment
State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the Codes SEPP) was amended to expand the range of exempt and complying development across the State and increase the number of properties to which the Codes SEPP applies.