A Bushfire Abatement Zone will
be declared and managed to protect the city from the possible impacts
of major bushfire events.
SHORT TERM IMPLEMENTATION
- A Bushfire Abatement Zone to be declared
through necessary regulations to guide land management to reduce
n Introduction of building controls for bushfire prone areas
in accordance with the Building Code of Australia.
- A Bushfire
Prone Area declared over all lands outside the urban area,
requiring site-specific risk assessment to determine building
standards under the Building Code of Australia.
of land planning principles, including land use restrictions
and performance measures for fire hazard reduction.
MEDIUM TERM IMPLEMENTATION
- Further investigations for new greenfields
residential areas will consider potential risk of major natural
hazards, including possible changes that may be required to
update the Bushfire Abatement Zone to reflect the change in
- Careful planning and management of land use
of Kowen Plateau to ensure the western facing escarpment does
not present an unacceptable danger to development on the Plateau.