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Bushfire Management Statement (BMS) templates

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Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), with support from CFA has developed standard templates that can be used for simple development applications, including new dwellings.

For subdivision proposals and more detailed or complex development applications, it is recommended that you consult with a bushfire planning consultant in the preparation of your application. More information on accredited bushfire consultants can be found on the FPA website.


Example template

Please see the following example Bushfire Management Statement (PDF 7MB) for the construction of a new dwelling use Pathway 1 (Clause 52.47). You may need the assistance of a bushfire planning consultant to help you prepare your application.

A Bushfire Management Statement is not required to be submitted when you make your application under a schedule to the BMO, providing all the relevant requirements have been met. You will however be required to submit a Bushfire Management Plan in support of your proposal. See the Fact sheet - Smarter Bushfire Protection Measures for Single Dwellings in a Bushfire Management Overlay Schedule (PDF, 615.1 KB) or (DOC, 388.5 KB)

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