On 10 September 2019 the Bushfire Prone Area Map for Victoria was updated, including parts of Ballarat, Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Cardinia, Casey, Golden Plains, Greater Geelong, Hume, Latrobe, Macedon Ranges, Melton, Mitchell, South Gippsland, Surf Coast, Warrnambool, Wellington, Whittlesea, Wodonga, and Wyndham municipalities.
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In December 2017 planning scheme amendment VC140 was introduced into the Victorian Planning Provisions. The amendment inserted an updated Clause 10 & 13 to the VPPs. The changes include, inter alia, a requirement for responsible authorities to:
Victoria’s State Government has identified areas of Victoria still at risk of extreme bushfire, including those affected by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, which are not included in the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO).
Regular readers will be aware that significant changes to the state-wide bushfire planning controls were undertaken in mid 2014.