The locality and site description must be in the form of a scaled plan that accurately describes the site and land within 250 metres of the site boundary.Depending on the size of the development it may be appropriate to provide two separate plans, one describing the site and one the local context. If available, the site and locality plans should be based on recent aerial photography.
Even with the assistance of the above DPCD guides, often BMO matters can be complex and the permit application process time consuming. Suitably qualified consultants specialising in BMO matters can be engaged to assist in the preparation of a BMO permit application.
Accredited bushfire consultancy services can be searched by postcode.
Note: This list is provided for information only. Council does not recommend any particular service or the quality of the service provided. Other consultants may be available and it is the applicant’s responsibility to select an appropriate consultant as deemed necessary.
Referral to the Country Fire Authority (CFA)
All planning permit applications in the BMO must be referred to the CFA and must meet all of the CFAs requirements. The CFA advises Council if any specific planning permit conditions are needed or if it objects to the granting of a planning permit. The CFA can request more information from Council; this information is then requested from the applicant by Council.
Under the BMO a planning permit for subdivision requires a section 173 agreement to be entered into which sets out the bushfire protection measures contained in the subdivision permit. A template section 173 agreement is provided here: