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Listed below are publications associated with the planning component of the bushfire reforms being undertaken by the State Government.


Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Amendment Regulations 2015 

Planning Bulletin 111/2016: Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas

Policy and Guidelines

State Planning Policy 3.7: Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas (SPP 3.7)

Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas

Visual guide for bushfire risk assessment in Western Australia

Information for Local Governments 

December 2015 information session video 

Accreditation & Training

Bushfire Training and Accreditation Subsidy policy

Guidelines for Organisations Seeking to Become Accrediting Bodies in Western Australia

Joint Agency Statement 

Accreditation Fact sheet No. 1: Overview of Level 1 Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessors

Accreditation Fact sheet No. 3: Level 1 Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessors: Frequently asked questions 

Accreditation Fact sheet 4: Level 2 Bushfire Planning Practitioners – Prescriptive: Frequently asked questions

Accreditation Fact sheet 5: Level 3 Bushfire Planning Practitioners – Performance: Frequently asked questions

Bushfire planning fact sheets

Supporting fact sheets have been prepared providing supplementary information on the following issues:

Fact sheet: Building a house in or near a city or town 

Fact sheet: Building a house in a remote area

Fact sheet: Subdividing a property

Fact sheet: Residential or accommodation buildings (other than a house)

Fact sheet: Developing mixed-use, commercial, industrial buildings or public facilities (class 4 to 9 buildings)

Fact sheet: Interim and transitional arrangements

Fact sheet: BAL assessment (basic)

These fact sheets will be amended as required.  Additional fact sheets will be provided for specific issues.  Subscribers will be sent emails when updates are made.  Please refer to the ‘Subscribe for updates’ tab.

Bushfire Management Plan Templates

BMP template to support a Bushfire Hazard Level (BHL) assessment for strategic planning proposals

BMP template to support a BAL Contour assessment for structure plans where lot layout is known and subdivision applications

BMP template for a complex development application

BMP template for a simple development application


Bushfire Management Plan/Statement coversheet

BAL (assessment) basic report

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