The State Government release in December 2015 it’s bush fire reform package. This package was developed to address recommendations made by the Keelty Report into the Perth Hills bush fire of 2011. Principal key measures of the reform package include:
- the creation of a map of bush fire prone areas, which identifies the areas of Western Australia that have been designated as bush fire prone by order of the Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner (FES Commissioner); and
- new planning requirements for development in designated bush fire prone areas.
Designation as a bush fire prone area triggers the bush fire construction requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for certain residential buildings.
For viewing the map of bushfire prone areas, visit: http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/bushfireproneareas