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 next edition of the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas is coming soon! The next edition of Map will be available on 1 June 2018. You will be able to see the new Map using the link below. Remember that you may need to clear your cache to display the new Map.
The 2017 edition of the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas is available by clicking here.
The 2017 edition of the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas was published on Friday 31 May 2017.
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.
Note that local government boundaries are subject to change and the local government authority nominated in the pop-up box on the Map is provided for information purposes only.
Do you have a colleague that is still accessing a previous edition of the Map through their cache? Remind them to ‘refresh’ or to access the latest edition using the above link.
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 office within the Department of Fire and Emergency Services 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 atat firstname.lastname@example.org or on (08) 9395 9538.
Review of the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas:
The Map is updated annually, with the next edition due for release in June 2018.