Bushfire Management Overlay

The Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) is a risk management tool which seeks to ensure appropriate development and land management in areas of high fire intensity. It is intended to ensure that development in areas of high fire intensity has appropriate:

  • Water supply
  • Access
  • Building siting and design
  • Fuel-reduced areas around buildings.

The BMO has the effect of requiring planning permits for a number of land use activities and for some buildings and works. It applies to selected areas within the Borough of Queenscliffe.

For further information regarding the Bushfire Management Overlay, click here or contact Council's Planning Department.