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Revised map and guidelines for planning in bushfire prone areas

In Western Australia, government agencies have made revisions to mapping and planning guidelines that affect planning and construction in bushfire-prone areas.
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Significant changes to terminology, definitions and generally understood processes have been revised within the new guidelines, which took effect in December 2021. Previous Position Statements and Planning Bulletins have also been replaced and rescinded.

This resource details what has changed from a Planning perspective, specifically in relation to siting and design of habitable buildings, vehicular access and acceptable designs for water storage. It also outlines Building Regulations considerations.

Read this resource to understand what implications the revisions to the mapping and Guidelines have on the preparation of Bushfire Management Plans (BMPs).   

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This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals in Western Australia who plan to build in a bushfire-prone area. 

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  • What the changes mean for applications
  • What's changed from a Planning perspective
  • When the new Guidelines take effect
  • Other building considerations.

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