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Building in a bush fire area

Bush fire emergency management and evacuation plan

The development planning guide is aimed at assisting representatives of at risk developments to prepare a bush fire emergency management and evacuation plan (plan). For new developments in bush fire prone areas, conditions of consent may also require the preparation of a Plan.The guide outlines a step-by-step process to address factors that are to be considered when developing a Plan. There are six steps in the process. As each step is completed, details should be recorded in the template.

Short Fire Run

The size and shape of a bush fire hazard will influence the behaviour of bush fire and the associated risk to the built environment. Small or narrow parcels of vegetation have less opportunity to support fully developed bush fires because of their limited size. These areas are referred to in this document as a short fire run (SFR).

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