BMO Subdivision

Bushfire - NR LinksSubdivisions completed under a Bushfire Management Overlay require a Bushfire Management Report completed for each lot. Each lot must comply with a maximum BAL level of 29 and if there is an existing house this is disregarded. Each lot has a building envelope specified to show compliance with the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO).

Subdivisions in Bushfire areas usually have native vegetation on site so an understanding of the native vegetation requirements is paramount. NRLinks has expertise in all these areas.

A qualified Bushfire Planner not only works with the setback tables in the Planning and Environment Act but can undertake specified site analysis and quantify actual radiant heat flux levels. This can mean a more realistic BAL level that what the general tables provide.

A typical subdivision area under a Bushfire Overlay

It is wise to NOT undertake a subdivision under a Bushire Management Overlay until you know what your costs will be for native vegetation compliance or even if you can remove the vegetation at all.

Or this can happen to you

Why is it important to have a consultant that is qualified in all areas? One of my clients asked me to do a native vegetation report on his block. Prior to my work, he had spent $10,000 getting the planning, architectural drawings, bushfire report, land capability assessment completed. No one had bothered to look at the native vegetation, his site was a high-risk site and the result was that the site contained threatened species. These offsets cannot be purchased under the brokege system and mean that the application will NOT achieve compliance and all time and monies can be wasted. 

Due diligence on all aspects is imperative to ensuring that the development can proceed.


The main complexity of this application was saving this group of large trees on site whilst allowing for a five-lot subdivision....
This lot was one parcel of a subdivision in Farming Zone management under a Bushfire Management overlay I completed in ...
One of the main complexties of this site was determining from all the vegetation what triggered native vegetation removal. ...
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