Updates to the Bushfire Management Overlay
The Victorian Government has reviewed mapping for the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO), and the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme maps have now been updated to include more properties in the overlay.
The mapping was reviewed as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implement all of the recommendations of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and were developed in partnership with the CFA and CSIRO.
What is the BMO?
The Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) applies to land that may be significantly affected by a bushfire.
The BMO triggers the need for a planning permit for certain uses, developments and subdivision, and requires appropriate bushfire protection measures.
Is my property affected by a BMO?
Most townships on the Mornington Peninsula are a part of BMO mapping.
You can check if your property is affected by the BMO using the Government's Planning Maps Online tool.
To learn more about the BMO and the recent updates, visit www.planning.vic.gov.au/policy-and-strategy/bushfire-protection/bushfire-management-overlay.
To find out about how inclusion in the BMO might affect your property, contact the Shire's Planning Department on (03) 5950 1010.