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Fast Fact - Combustible Construction in Bush Fire Prone Areas

Fast Fact - Multi Lot Residential Subdivisions in Bush Fire Prone Areas

Fast Fact - Remnant Vegetation

Fast Fact - Fences and Gates

This fast fact provides advice on the NSW RFS position for dividing fences in Bush Fire prone areas.

Fast Fact - Requests to Review Recommendations

This document reinforces the legislative requirements for consent authorities, applicants, and other groups involved with the development approval process when requesting a review or variation to NSW Rural Fire Service recommendations under section 79BA or General Terms of Approval under section 91A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Fast Fact - Staged Development

This Fast Fact provides advice to Council and applicants regarding the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) position for development proposals involving two or more stages.

Fast Fact - Western NSW District

Since the release of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 (PBP 2006), there have been several new exclusions from section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997 (RF Act) and the requirements for a Bush Fire Safety Authority. This Fast Fact aims to clarify which areas are considered 'Western NSW District' as referred to in schedule 1 of the RF Regs.

Fast Fact - Plans of Management

The aim of this Fast Fact is to clarify the requirements of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) for Plans of Management (PoM), to support an asset protection zone on adjoining lands for new development.

Fast Fact - Evacuation Plans

The aim of this Fast Fact is to clarify the policy position of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) in relation to the process and role the Service undertakes in reviewing and utilising Emergency and Evacuation Management Plans for developments in bush fire prone areas.

Fast Fact - View Factor

This Fast Fact clarifies the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) position on the influence of the view factor on development assessment and in particular its effect on shielding for evacuation and building construction.

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