The Victorian Government has recently reviewed the mapping for the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO), and our planning scheme maps have been updated to include more properties in the overlay.
These important changes are about making new homes, our communities and the environment safer and more resilient to bushfire.
The BMO is a planning control applied to properties with the potential to be affected by extreme bushfires. Planning permits may be required for new uses and developments in the BMO, including new homes.
The mapping was reviewed as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implement all of the recommendations of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
The new mapping criteria were developed in partnership with the CFA and CSIRO as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implement all recommendations of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
You can check if your property is affected by the BMO using the Government’s Planning Maps Online tool.