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Bushfire Zone Planning

Bushfire Assessment

Parts of the existing Macquarie University Campus are within identified and designated bush fire prone areas, namely the Sports Fields and the Fauna Park.

A Designated Bush Fire Prone Area means land that:

  • Has been designated under legislation
  • Has been identified under an environmental planning instrument, development control plan or in the course of processing and determining a development application.

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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 proposed land use.

A Bush Fire 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
  • Recommendations for building design, demonstrating compliance with Australian Standard (AS) 3959 - Building in a Bush Fire Prone Area.

Resources

Map: Bushfire Zone

Bushfire Assessment