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State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004
Current version for 14 July 2017 to date (accessed 15 December 2017 at 05:58)
Chapter 3 Part 2 Clause 27
27   Bush fire prone land
(1)  A consent authority must not consent to a development application made pursuant to this Chapter to carry out development on land identified on a bush fire prone land map certified under section 146 of the Act as “Bush fire prone land—vegetation category 1”, “Bush fire prone land—vegetation category 2” or “Bush fire prone land—vegetation buffer” unless the consent authority is satisfied that the development complies with the requirements of the document titled Planning for Bush Fire Protection, ISBN 0 9751033 2 6, prepared by the NSW Rural Fire Service in co-operation with the Department of Planning, dated December 2006.
(2)  A consent authority, in determining a development application made pursuant to this Chapter to carry out development on land in the vicinity of land identified on a bush fire prone land map certified under section 146 of the Act as “Bush fire prone land—vegetation category 1”, “Bush fire prone land—vegetation category 2” or “Bush fire prone land—vegetation buffer”, must take into consideration the general location of the proposed development, the means of access to and egress from the general location and other relevant matters, including the following:
(a)  the size of the existing population within the locality,
(b)  age groups within that population and the number of persons within those age groups,
(c)  the number of hospitals and other facilities providing care to the residents of the facilities within the locality, and the number of beds within those hospitals and facilities,
(d)  the number of schools within the locality and the number of students at those schools,
(e)  existing development within the locality that has been carried out under this Policy or State Environmental Planning Policy No 5—Housing for Older People or People with a Disability,
(f)  the road network within the locality and the capacity of the road network to cater for traffic to and from existing development if there were a need to evacuate persons from the locality in the event of a bush fire,
(g)  the adequacy of access to and from the site of the proposed development for emergency response vehicles,
(h)  the nature, extent and adequacy of bush fire emergency procedures that are able to be applied to the proposed development and its site,
(i)  the requirements of New South Wales Fire Brigades.
(3)  In exercising its functions under subclause (1) or (2), a consent authority must consult with the NSW Rural Fire Service and have regard to its comments.