Bushfire Management Plans for Subdivisions

Bushfire Management Plans (BMPs) are essential for multi-lot subdivisions to safeguard lives, property, and the environment in bushfire-prone areas.

Comprehensive Risk Assessment

BMPs provide an in-depth risk assessment for multi-lot subdivisions. They evaluate various bushfire hazards, including vegetation type and density, topography, and potential fire paths. This thorough assessment helps to identify and mitigate risks early in the development process.

BMP Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance is a major reason for implementing BMPs. Documents such as the State Planning Policy (SPP) 3.7 Guidelines mandate a clear plan to ensure developments in bushfire-prone areas are managed appropriately. Compliance with these regulations is crucial for obtaining necessary development approvals.

Balancing Development with Safety

BMPs strike a balance between the need for development and the imperative of safety. They include detailed frameworks for maintaining safe asset protection zones (APZs), firebreaks, and ensuring accessible emergency access routes. This balance helps prevent escalating bushfire risks in newly developed areas.

Staged Subdivision Management

For subdivisions developed in stages, BMPs ensure each phase meets bushfire protection criteria. This involves public road access and vegetation management, ensuring each stage is independently managed for bushfire safety. Effective management of staged subdivisions reduces risks and provides structured development continuity.

Ongoing Management and Responsibilities

BMPs outline clear responsibilities for ongoing bushfire risk management. This includes the continuous management of vegetation, maintaining compliance with established firebreaks, and upholding APZ standards. By defining these responsibilities, BMPs ensure sustained safety and effective risk mitigation over time.


In summary, Bushfire Management Plans are indispensable for multi-lot subdivisions. They provide a comprehensive risk assessment, ensure regulatory compliance, balance development with safety, facilitate staged management, and delineate ongoing responsibilities. Adhering to BMP guidelines leads to safer communities and mitigates potential bushfire impacts.

Bushfire management Plan for Subdivision

Call Claire at WA Fire & Safety today on 0473078179 or submit our Webform for a quick quote on the cost and timeframe for your development.

Also you can go to WA.gov.au for some further clarification.