What is a Bushfire Management Plan (BMP)?
Clause 44.06-3 of the planning scheme requires that any permit issued for buildings and works in the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) include the following condition:
|The bushfire mitigation measures forming part of this permit or shown on the endorsed plans, including those relating to construction standards, defendable space, water supply and access, must be maintained to the satisfaction of the responsible authority on a continuing basis. This condition continues to have force and effect after the development authorised by this permit has been completed.|
A bushfire management plan shows all of the bushfire mitigation measures that will be implemented as part of a development to reduce the risk from bushfire to an acceptable level.
CFA strongly encourages applicants to submit a bushfire management plan as part of their application.
Here are some examples of Bushfire Management Plans.