Bushfire planning regulations, legislation and reforms

The State Government has announced a package of reforms to help protect lives and property against the threat of bushfires throughout Western Australia.

Bushfire poses a serious threat to people, property, infrastructure and the environment in Western Australia and reducing our vulnerability to bushfire is a collective, whole-of-community responsibility. The State Government recognises bushfire risk through the application of the Bushfire Framework, which aims to help protect lives and property against the threat of bushfires throughout Western Australia. All planning, development and building applications on land that has been designated as bushfire prone on the State Map of Bushfire Prone Areas are subject to the Bushfire Framework.

The Bushfire Framework includes State Planning Policy 3.7 and the Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas, and bushfire risk management provisions which apply to all local planning schemes through the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Amendment Regulations 2015.  
 

Page reviewed 14 September 2021