Bush Fire Prone Land Map

Bush Fire Prone Land is an area of land that can support a bush fire or is likely to be subject to bush fire attack.

The Walgett Shire Bush Fire Prone Land Map was certified by the Rural Fire Service on 10 June 2011 in accordance with Section 146 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979. 

The Bush Fire Prone Land map shows all land considered to be a risk from bush fire, but it does not show areas that may be vulnerable to grass fires.

A property is deemed to be bush fire prone land if it is wholly or partly located within red, orange or yellow areas on the map.  Issues relating to bush fire must be taken into account when designing a development as well as in the assessment of a development application for that land.

Development of bush fire prone land may require the incorporation of special building setbacks, landscaping and construction requirements. However, the type and extent of requirements that apply depend on the type of development, the degree of bush fire hazard and the distance from the bush fire hazard.

Contact Details

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Walgett Shire Bush Fire Prone Land Map 2011 (PDF 8.17MB)