Submission to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry
UDIA believes that the evidence emerging from the 2019-20 bushfire season does not indicate significant changes are needed to the current bushfire protection regime in NSW. The recently-revised Planning for Bushfire Protection 2019 provides a robust regime for bushfire protection.
However, there are opportunities to streamline the assessment of bushfire protection in the development process by avoiding revisiting bushfire issues resolved earlier in the process. There is also a need to strengthen and clarify maintenance obligations for bushfire protection measures.