Building in bushfire prone areas
All development applications for single dwellings located in a bushfire prone area require a bushfire assessment be performed. As a result of this assessment bushfire construction requirements may be imposed on the proposed dwelling.
Variables to consider when building in a bushfire prone area include the proximity of the property to significant vegetation, the type of vegetation, and the slope of the land.
More information on building on land mapped as bushfire prone can be found on the Rural Fire Service website.