Bushfires

Bush Fire Prone Land

The Camden Bush Fire Prone Land Map 2021 identifies land that is likely to be subject to bush fire or ember attack. The map has been prepared by Council and certified by the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service.

In general, Bush Fire Prone Land mapping identifies vegetation types and associated buffer zones. Bush fire prone land mapping is designed to flag a property that has the potential to be threatened by bush fire and to initiate an assessment under the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) publication Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2019 to determine whether land management and or building construction measures need to be adopted to help safeguard the development, its occupants and neighbouring properties from bushfire.

  • Category 1 vegetation is considered to be the highest risk for bush fire and is represented as red on the map, with a 100 metre buffer.
  • Category 2 vegetation is represented as light orange on the map and is given a 30 metre buffer. This vegetation is considered to be lower risk than either Category 1 or Category 3 vegetation.  
  • Category 3 vegetation is considered to be medium bush fire risk vegetation and is represented as dark orange on the map with a 30 metre buffer.
  • Vegetation buffers are shown as yellow.

You can use the Camden Bushfire Prone Land Map to determine if your property is included on the mapping. The information is also available on the NSW Rural Fire Service Bushfire Prone Land Online Mapping Tool.

For information and updates on bushfire please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website.

If you have any questions please contact Council’s Sustainability Team.