Identify bushfire prone land across our city and understand the requirements when planning a new development.
A bushfire prone area contains or is near vegetation that has the potential to come under bushfire attack. If your land is located in a bushfire prone area then certain protection measures must be taken into account when designing a new development.
The Albury Bushfire Prone Land Map identifies land across our area that is likely to be subject to a bushfire attack. Land wholly or partially located in any Vegetation Category of the map is deemed to be bushfire prone.
Vegetation Category 1 - Orange
Most hazardous vegetation category, containing the most dense vegetation.
Vegetation Category 2 - Yellow
Smaller, isolated and less-dense pockets of vegetation that are of a lesser hazard than Category 1.
Vegetation Buffer - Red
Adjoin either Category 1 (with a 100m buffer) or Category 2 (with a 30m buffer).
This map has been prepared by AlburyCity in conjunction with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and is certified by the Commissioner of the NSW RFS.
New development located on bushfire prone land is subject to the controls of the NSW RFS, Planning for Bush Fire Protection. Depending on the type of approval you are applying for, you’ll need to undertake additional steps in the preparation of your application for your development.
For the assessment of new single dwelling developments located on bushfire prone land, a NSW RFS Bushfire Assessment Report must be attached to your application.
As part of our assessment process, we'll establish a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating. This rating helps determine what bushfire control measures you'll need to implement as part of your development.
In addition to satisfying all requirements of the relevant planning provision, an application for a BAL rating must be submitted to us and a rating determined prior to applying for a Complying Development Certificate with us or any consent authority.