Bushfire prone areas

bushfire prone areas  

To check whether you live in a bushfire prone area, download the Bushfire Prone Land Map and Bushfire Evacuation Risk Map.

Bushfire Prone Land Map and Bushfire Evacuation Risk Map (pdf. 4MB)

The map shows four different categories: 

Category Colour Description
Bushfire Prone Vegetation - Category 1 Red Forests, woodlands, heaths and wetlands greater than one hectare
Bushfire Prone Vegetation - Category 2 Orange Forests, woodlands, heaths and wetlands less than one hectare within 100m of Category 1 or 30m of Category 2
  Rainforests, shrublands, open woodlands, mallee and grasslands
Bushfire Prone Vegetation Buffer Zone Yellow 100m on Category 1 and 30m on Category 2
SEPP (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004 Exclusion Zone Blue Restricts further development of housing for seniors or people with a disability such as retirement villages and nursing homes

Check the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Bushfire Risk Management Plan for more information on:

  • bushfire risk in your area
  • activities planned to reduce bushfire risk, eg. hazard reduction burns, community education, being prepared
  • who’s responsible for carrying out the activities

Development in bushfire prone areas

If you're seeking to build on land in a bushfire prone area, there are some extra steps you need to take in your application.

Read more on DAs in bushfire prone areas