Section 5 and Section Appendix A

These standards and specifications have been developed for the design and construction of fire protection and bushfire fighting facilities for all subdivisions and developments in rural and special rural areas. They generally reflect the standards of construction the requirements to address the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (DFES (formally known as FESA)) “Planning for Bush Fire Protection” December 2001, Department for Planning and Infrastructure (DPI) and Council. These requirements are imposed during the subdivision process and the conditions are to be met for clearance of the subdivision after a FMP has been approved in the planning consent/subdivision approval.

These standards and specifications apply to the development and construction of strategic firebreaks which have been approved by Council under a “Fire Break Plan” for rural developments or a “Fire Management Plan” for special rural developments.