Recent changes to the Bushfire Management Overlay in Wonga Park

10 Nov 2023
Wonga Park

The Manningham Planning Scheme has changed to better protect properties in Wonga Park from bushfire (Amendment GC 231). 

Amendment GC 231 applies a Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) to approximately 600 properties in Wonga Park. 

The BMO identifies areas of high bushfire risk, that requires a bushfire risk assessment and bushfire protection measures.

If you have an existing home on your property, then no changes are required. We recommend having a bushfire survival plan during the Fire Danger Period to keep you and your family safe. 

If you are planning to build a new home, then you will need to include an assessment of the bushfire risk and consider bushfire protection measures as part of your new design. 

If you have a current planning permit application then we recommend you discuss the changes with your planning officer. 

To check if your property is included in the amendment, view the map. 

BMO Wonga Park Map
BMO Wonga Park Map
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 View the BMO Factsheet for further information: 

Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) - Wonga Park - Factsheet
Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) - Wonga Park - Factsheet
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Building in a BMO

If you are planning to build a new home, you will need to consider:  

  • The siting of the building in relation to the bushfire risk

  • The design of the building for bushfire protection

  • The on site water supply

  • Access for emergency management vehicles

  • Vegetation management

Useful links:

Prepare for the Fire Danger Period

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) has several resources and tools that provide advice on activities you can undertake to protect your property, as well as prepare your own Bushfire Survival Plan.

Now is the perfect time to create or review your Bushfire Survival Plan to minimise risk and prepare your family and home in case of bushfires and extreme weather.  

You can access a range of plans and information on how to prepare your property on the CFA and Fire Rescue Victoria websites.

Make sure you understand the Fire Danger Ratings and when to act. Visit VicEmergency and download the VicEmergency app for emergency warnings and information.

Need assistance?

Call 9840 9333 or email