Bush Fire prone land 10/50 changes as at 1st Oct 2014

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The 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement has changed as of yesterday.

The changes are:

  • The 10/50 entitlement area for Category 2 Bush Fire Prone Land is now 150 metres, reduced from 350 metres
  • Councils will have the ability to reclassify smaller parcels of vegetation from Category 1 to Category 2 therefore reducing the entitlement area.

(Category 2 is areas where the vegetation poses a reduced fire risk.)

The NSW RFS has also brought forward the formal review of the 10/50 scheme to commence 1 October. This will provide communities across NSW the opportunity to provide comment and feedback. Details on where and how the community can provide its feedback can be found on the NSW RFS website.  http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/media-releases/1050-vegetation-clearing-entitlement-code-of-practice-amendments