The Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas Version 1.1
The Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas have been updated.
The changes are outlined in the summary table at the front of the guidelines and include:
• ‘Minor development’ (as defined in State Planning Policy 3.7 Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas) in an area of BAL-40 or BAL-FZ is no longer a performance principle solution and does not require referral to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
• The minimum 20 metre requirement for an asset protection zone (APZ) has been removed with an APZ now needing to achieve BAL-29 or less
• The prescribed standards for vegetation within the APZ have been altered
• Acceptable solution A2.2 Hazard Separation Zone (HSZ) has been removed.