Bushfire-prone area overlays for over half of Tasmanian Local Government Areas have now been approved by the Tasmanian Planning Commission and incorporated into the respective planning schemes.
For Local Government Areas that have a published overlay, you can view the overlay on the LISTmap
website using the 'Tasmanian Interim Planning Scheme Overlay' layer.
The Risk Ready
website provides another way of viewing the bushfire-prone areas overlay and other natural hazard risk information. The Risk Ready website identifies:
- Bushfire-Prone Areas – areas within which new use and development must be appropriately designed, located, serviced, and constructed to reduce the risk to life and property (this is the published overlay that forms part of the relevant planning scheme); and
- Bushfire Impact Areas – areas that may be impacted by smoke and embers but are not subject to planning or building requirements.
TFS is working with Local Government to implement the remaining draft overlays within each Council’s planning scheme. When published, these overlays will appear on the Risk Ready and LIST websites.