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Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas

The Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas identifies land falling within, or partially within, a bush fire prone area of Western Australia as designated by the Fire and Emergency Services (FES) Commissioner.

The Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas 2016 is available by clicking here.

 

Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas

 

The Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas 2016 was published at 12 noon on Friday 20 May 2016.

This edition identifies both ‘new’ bush fire prone areas and those ‘continuing’ from the first edition of the Map released in December 2015. All designated bush fire prone areas are coloured pink on the Map, with the newly designated areas further highlighted by a blue cross-hatched overlay.

Supporting Information

The Bush Fire Prone Areas dataset is publicly available to download from the Landgate Shared Location Information Platform (SLIP) and data.wa.gov.au websites in Shapefile, Web Mapping Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS) format. Historical Bush Fire Prone Areas datasets are also available to download from these websites.

Legislation and Policy:

Additional planning and building requirements may apply to developments within designated bush fire prone areas , in accordance with Schedule 2 Part 10A of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, State Planning Policy 3.7 Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas, the supporting Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas and the Building Code of Australia. Certain exemptions and exclusions may apply.

For specific requirements and for more information:

The Office of Bushfire Risk Management is an independent office within Department of Fire and Emergency Services reporting directly to the FES Commissioner and is responsible for preparing, maintaining and administering the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas. For Map and dataset queries, please contact the Office of Bushfire Risk Management at obrm@dfes.wa.gov.au.

 

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