A bush fire prone area is an area with the potential to support a bush fire or be subject to bush fire attack.
These areas are generally close to, or made up of, vegetation that present a bush fire risk, such as forest or grasslands.
According to the NSW Rural Bush fire Service a bush fire prone area is an area within 100m of a high or medium hazard or within 30m of a low bush fire hazard.
You can look up the Bush Fire Prone Land Map for the Newcastle Local Government area to see whether your house or land is in a bush fire prone area.
Bush fire prone areas are regulated by development and planning controls in place to reduce the bush fire risk.
Contact the Duty Officer of Council's Development and Building Services on 02 4974 2036 for further information.