YANCHEP and Gingin residents can use the latest map of bushfire prone areas to check whether their home or property is considered to be in a risky location.
The map of bushfire 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 Commissioner.
The 2017 edition of the bushfire prone areas map is available at https://maps.slip.wa.gov.au/landgate/bushfireprone/
The 2017 edition of the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas was published on Wednesday 31 May 2017.
According to information published on the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website the 2017 edition identifies both ‘new’ bush fire prone areas and those ‘continuing’ from earlier editions of the map.
“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,’’ the post said.
The information asked users to 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.
As well as terms and conditions, which include advise not to act on the basis of any content without first obtaining specific professional advice, making your own assessment of the content and using and relying on the content wholly at your own risk the support information details instructions on how to use the map and frequently asked questions.
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:
- Refer to the Department of Planning website, or contact the Bushfire Policy Officer at email@example.com on (08) 6551 9000.
- Refer to the Department of Commerce – Building Commission websiteor contact BCinfo@commerce.wa.gov.au or 1300 489 099, or;
- Contact the planning or building section of your local government.