Bushfire Zone Planning
Parts of the existing Macquarie University Campus are within identified and designated Bush Fire Prone area.
Designated bushfire prone area means land that:
- Has been designated under legislation; or
- Has been identified under an environmental planning instrument, development control plan or in the course of processing and determining a development application.
Refer to Ryde Council Bush Fire Prone Areas page and Land Map (below).
Under NSW planning legislation any development on bush fire prone land must be accompanied by a Bush Fire Assessment Report demonstrating compliance with the aim and objectives of Planning for Bush Fire Protection and the specific objectives and performance criteria for the land use proposed.
A Bushfire Assessment Report is to be prepared by an appropriately qualified consultant for any new buildings on the campus.
The Report is to include:
- A review of the vegetation in the area around the proposed building site.
- a site risk assessment
- have recommendations for building design showing compliance with AS 3959 - Building in a Bushfire Prone Areas.
Refer to Planning for Bushfire Protection 2006(NSW Rural Fire Service + Planning NSW)