Clearing for bushfire management

Development approvals for bushfire management clearing

You will need a development approval for any clearing that falls beyond the scope of the provisions for exempt clearing, or clearing using a code.

Special provisions apply if you are clearing during an emergency.

You may also need a development approval if the clearing is associated with a development application for a material change of use or reconfiguring a lot.

Find out more about making a development application.

In this guide:

  1. Exempt clearing work for bushfire management
  2. Using a clearing code for fire management
  3. Development approvals for bushfire management clearing
  4. Bushfire management plans and other considerations
  5. Other laws and permits for bushfire management
  6. Clearing during bushfire emergencies
  7. Cleaning-up after a bushfire
  8. Roadside vegetation management

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