What is a bush fire Management Plan?
A Bushfire Management Plan (BMP) is a comprehensive document that sets out short, medium and long term management strategies for bushfire hazards. It provides recommendations and strategies to help reduce your indicative Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating as well as providing precautions to safeguard the property in case of a bushfire. A BMP is based on the guidelines in the State Planning Policy (SPP 3.7). It contains strategies and requirements relating to hazard separation zone, access firebreaks on public and private property, firefighting water supply, firefighting access reservations and easements as well as the ongoing maintenance and responsibilities.
Why do I need one?
There are multiple causes for needing a BMP, the most common is if your development is in a bushfire prone area and your BAL rating is above 40. Another cause for a BMP is if your property is a subdivision and your BAL rating is above low.
How do I get one?
First of all, you need to check if your property is in the pink area. The state government has released a map showing bushfire prone areas in Western Australia. Click HERE to see the map.
If you require a BMP, please contact our office and we can organise this for you.