Whitehorse City Council

Bushfire Management Overlay

The Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has reviewed and updated bushfire hazard mapping in planning schemes across Victoria. This review applies criteria developed in accordance with the recommendations of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and has resulted in approximately 270 properties in the City of Whitehorse (in Mitcham) being covered by a Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO). Amendment GC13 implemented this update and it came into effect on 3 October 2017. All affected owners and occupiers will receive a letter with further information.

For more information please pdf icon refer to this information Sheet (656.90kB)

To see where the BMO applies please pdf icon refer to this map (1.41MB)

DELWP also has a range of resources on their website: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/bushfire-protection/bushfire-management-overlay

Bushfire Management Overlay map