Building in a Bush Fire Prone Area

Bush fire hazards have been identified in parts of Albury where there is potential for a bushfire to spread from vegetated areas into residential lands.

These areas have been mapped and the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) have prepared the controls placed upon development within these bush fire prone areas.

Planning for Bush Fire Protection

The NSW RFS document, Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 is the standard for development in bush fire prone areas. It provides information on construction levels required to build or renovate in these areas. The document also provides:

  • Guidelines in relation to legislation, performance based development controls and land-use planning;
  • Increased construction requirements that elaborate on the methods of determining bush fire attack under AS3959-2009; and
  • Guidance on requirements for special fire protection purposes, in particular tourist accommodation.

For advice on exempt and complying development within bush fire prone areas please contact AlburyCity to discuss your specific requirements.

For information relating to building in a bush fire prone area, please see below:

For further information, please contact the Hume Zone of the Rural Fire Service by phone on 02 6051 1511.