Map awaiting certification by the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service

Final draft map submitted to NSW Rural Fire Service

On 30 August 2019 the Final Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map was forwarded to the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service and is currently awaiting certification by the Commissioner.

View the Final Draft Map

Select link above, go to the top left dropdown menu, scroll down to ‘Final Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map’ enter and click on your property address and refer to the right hand legend to see how it affects your property.

Council resolution

At the meeting on 27 August 2019, Council resolved to:

A. Note the outcome of the public exhibition of the Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map Review.

B. Approve the submission of the Final Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map to the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service for certification.

View the Council Report (Item 12.1 - page 84)

View the Council Report attachment documents (Booklet 3: Item 12.1. Pages 2 - 47)

Report to Council 27 August 2019

The Final Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map will be reported to a Council meeting on 27 August 2019 recommending approval for submission to the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service for Certification.

  • View the Council Report (Item 12.1 - page 84)

  • View the Final Draft Map
    Select link above, go to the top left dropdown menu, scroll down to ‘Final Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map’ enter and click on your property address and refer to the right hand legend to see how it affects your property.
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Background

Bush Fire Prone Land Maps (BFPLMs) identify land that is at risk from bush fire attack, triggering specific requirements for development on affected land

(External link)

Council in partnership with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has prepared a Draft Northern Beaches BFPLM 2018 (Draft Map) to replace the current Warringah BFPLM 2016, Pittwater BFPLM 2013 and Manly BFPLM 2010.

The Draft Map has been prepared in accordance with the RFS Guide for Bush Fire Prone Land Mapping, V5b, November 2015, NSW Rural Fire Service(External link).

The Guide outlines the methodology for preparation of the BFPLMs and defines the type and quality of vegetation to be included. Preparation of the Draft Map has involved an analysis of satellite photography, site visits and historical research. As a result, the Draft Map proposes to categorise an additional 77 properties as bush fire prone land and remove 690 properties from that categorisation.

Updates

The Final Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map will be reported to the 27 August 2019 Council Meeting recommending approval for submission to the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service for Certification.

View the Council Report (Item 12.1 - page 84)

View the Council Report attachment documents (Booklet 3: Item 12.1. Pages 2 - 47)

1. Analysis of submissions received from 1 December 2018 to 27 January 2019 public exhibition.

2. Changes proposed to the Draft Map publicly exhibited from 18 May 2019 to 14 June 2019.

3. Analysis of submissions received from 18 May 2019 to 14 June 2019 public exhibition.

4. Final draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map

Thank you for your submissions. The exhibition period has now closed and the submissions are being reviewed.

Proposed changes to the Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map (Draft Map) are on public exhibition from Saturday 18 May 2019 until Sunday 16 June 2019.

View proposed changes to the Draft Map

Council will receive and consider further submissions only in relation to the proposed changes to the Draft Map. Previous submissions will be considered in the preparation of the final map.

A consolidated Analysis of Submissions Report covering submissions received during the December 2018 public exhibition of the Draft Map and this public exhibition will be submitted to a future Council Meeting. All submitters will be notified of this Council Meeting.

Please refer to the revised Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)for more information

Other documents for your consideration

Make a submission

  • Online (submission form closed)
  • In writing to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655. Marked "Submission – Proposed Changes to the Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map”

Submissions close Sunday 16 June 2019

The Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map 2018 (Draft Map) was placed on public exhibition from December 2018 to January 2019.

Council and the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) subsequently reviewed all submissions via an analysis of satellite photography, site visits to confirm vegetation types and historical research, following the specifications of the NSW RFS “Guide for Bush Fire Prone Land Mapping, Version 5b, November 2015”.

This process has resulted in a number of proposed changes to the Draft Map.

Landowners directly affected by proposed changes to the Draft Map have been notified via letter.

Thank you to those who provided comments on the Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map 2018.

Comments are currently being reviewed and an Engagement Summary will be available on this project page shortly.

Following the Council Meeting on 27 November, the Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map 2018 is now on public exhibition.

View Council Report (Item 11.2) - 27 November 2018

View Council Minutes (available by cob Thursday 29 November)

You are invited to view the draft Bush Fire Maps and follow these steps.

  • Scroll down to 'Bush Fire Maps' via the top left dropdown menu.
  • Click on Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map 2018.
  • Enter and click on your property address and refer to the right hand legend to see how it affects your property.
  • Land coloured red, orange or yellow on the draft map is identified as bush fire prone land.

Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information

Other documents for your consideration

Make a submission

  • Online (Submissions closed)
  • In writing to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655. Marked "Draft Bush Fire Prone Land Map".

Submissions close Sunday 27 January 2019

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1

    Public Exhibition of draft Bush Fire Prone Land Map 2018

    Saturday 1 December 2018 to Sunday 27 January 2019

  • Timeline item 2

    Review of submissions

    Council and NSW RFS reviewed all submission and subsequently proposed several changes to the Draft Map.

  • Timeline item 3

    Public Exhibition of Proposed Changes to the Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map

    18 May 2019 to 14 June 2019

  • Timeline item 4

    Review of submissions

    Council and RFS have reviewed submissions on proposed changes to the Draft Map to create the Final Draft Map.

  • Timeline item 5

    Report the Final Draft Northern Beaches Bush Fire Prone Land Map to Council

    The Final Draft Map will be reported to the 27 August 2019 Council Meeting

  • Timeline item 6

    Submit final Draft Map to Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service for Certification

  • Timeline item 7

    Certification granted

Final Draft Bush Fire Prone Land Map 2018

Kerrie Taylor

Administration Officer

Northern Beaches Council

1300 434 434 or email