In 2013, Queensland has implemented a new state-wide mapping methodology developed to identify Bushfire Prone Area in support of bushfire hazard provisions of Queensland's State
Planning Policy. This new methodology came into effect on 2 December 2013.
Each Council developed their own Bushfire Overlay, which identifies areas that are high, medium or low hazard and susceptible to bushfires. This overlay ensures that the natural hazard of
bushfire is adequately considered when making decisions about development. For the purpose of the development application, a property that is identified within the Bushfire Overlay
is designated as a bushfire prone area.