Land that is bushfire prone is subject to additional considerations when new building work or development is proposed.

The Bushfire Prone Land Map shows all bushfire prone land within the Queanbeyan Local Government Area.  Bushfire prone land is also addressed in the Section 149 Planning Certificate attached to the contract of sale for NSW properties.

To confirm whether a specific parcel of land is bushfire prone you can contact the Environment, Planning and Development section of Council on (02) 6285 6244 .  Alternatively, you can visit the office at 256 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Further general information relating to building or development in a bushfire prone area can be obtained from  the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS).

When submitting a Development Application (DA) for land that is considered bushfire prone, your application must include some additional information - the RFS have produced an application kit and form to assist, and this should be used when submitting a DA for a property that is considered bushfire prone: Bushfire Prone Land - Single Dwelling, Alterations and Additions Application Kit.

If you wish to lodge a Complying Development Certificate (CDC) application for bushfire prone land, you will also need to submit a certificate confirming the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL).  To obtain this certificate, you should complete the following form (charges apply): Bush Fire Attack Level (BAL) Certificate form.  This form can also be used if you simply wish to know the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) of a particular property.