What is the Bushfire Management Overlay?
Where a piece of land is identified as subject to high fire risk, additional planning permission may be required to ensure bushfire protection measures are in place. This includes building to current bushfire construction standards, locating buildings away from the bushfire hazard, managing vegetation and fuel loads, installing a water tank, providing fire truck access and, in some cases, referring the permit application to fire authorities.
The Victorian Government has recently updated the BMO for all municipalities including Mitchell Shire.
Am I affected?
The Victorian Government has recently written to property owners who are affected by the BMO.
To find out if your property is covered by the BMO, please visit the State Government Planning Maps Online tool. Enter your property number and the details will be in the free general property report.
Need more information?
For more information, please visit www.planning.vic.gov.au/bmo.