Bushfire prone land is land that can support a bushfire or is likely to be subject to a bushfire attack. The City of Ryde Bush Fire Prone Land Map identifies areas that may be at risk in the event of a bushfire. It was updated in February 2018 in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, following certification by the NSW Rural Fire Service.
To check if your property is in a bush fire prone area please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website to access their bushfire prone land mapping tool.
Alternatively you can download the City of Ryde Bushfire Prone Land Map(PDF, 2MB).
All Development Applications (DAs) on bushfire prone land must be accompanied by a Bushfire Assessment Report. The assessment report determines the suitability of a proposal with regards to bushfire through consideration of the requirements contained within the Planning for Bushfire Protection document prepared by the Rural Fire Service.
There are two primary methods for the preparation of a Bushfire Assessment Report:
In addition to the above, certain types of development on bushfire prone land are identified as integrated development and must be referred to the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service for consideration.
These types of development are identified within Clause 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997 and include:
All DAs for integrated development must include three additional copies of all documentation and incur an additional fee of $250 which must be made out to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
The following matters should be considered when submitting a Bushfire Assessment Report to Council:
For further information or enquiries:
Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans
NSW Rural Fire Service
Office of Environment and Heritage