New Bushfire-Prone Areas Code

23 February 2016: Interim Planning Directive No.1 – Bushfire-Prone Areas Code came into effect on 23 February 2016.

The Minister for Planning and Local Government has issued the Interim Planning Directive No. 1 – Bushfire-Prone Areas Code  . Changes will also be made to the Building Regulations 2014 and the Director of Building Control’s Determination – Requirements for Building in Bushfire-Prone Areas. These are expected to follow in early March 2016.

The Minister has also requested that the Commission assess the Interim Planning Directive. This will entail newspaper notification, invitation of comments after which the Commission may hold hearings.

View the Information Sheet about the new Bushfire-Prone Areas Code for more details.

Contact: Tasmanian Planning Commission

Phone: (03) 6165 6828 or email