We received the following email from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage this week announcing that it has published the final templates for the preparation of bushfire management plans:
The departments of Planning, Lands and Heritage and Fire and Emergency Services are pleased to release the final templates for the preparation of bushfire management plans in accordance with the State Planning Policy 3.7 Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas and the Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas.
A few minor changes were made to reflect comments made during the public comment period. It is expected that consultants who aren’t already using these templates will make the transition to improve consistency, accuracy and assessment timeframes.
To access the templates, go to https://www.planning.wa.gov.au/7963.aspx and scroll to the bottom of the page under the heading of Bushfire Management Plan Templates