As a result of the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission, the Victorian Government, in partnership with the CFA and CSIRO, has developed mapping which shows areas of high risk from bushfire.  

This mapping, represented by the updated Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO), came into effect on 3 October 2017.

What is the BMO?

The updated BMO identifies areas subject to high fire risk and requires planning permission for building and works associated with dwellings, dependent persons unit, education centre, leisure, recreation, retail and other uses.

These changes will add over 3,200 properties in Manningham to the BMO. Council is in the process of notifying affected land owners.

How to view affected properties

Manningham’s Planning Scheme maps have now been updated to reflect the new overlay and should be checked to determine if your property is affected.

To view these maps online, you can use the Government’s VicPlan tool via

Alternatively, you can visit Manningham Civic Centre at 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster and speak to one of our Strategic Planners.

Further information

To find out more information, visit the BMO or call the Victorian Government Contact Centre on 1300 366 356.

To discuss current and future planning permit applications and requirements, contact Council’s Statutory Planning unit on  9840 9270.