Fire Prevention Notification

28th August 2020
FIRE PREVENTION NOTIFICATION GRASS, WEED, PEST PLANT AND OTHER GROWTH MAINTENANCE

Council encourages all property owners and occupiers to prepare for the fire season by cleaning up around their homes.

You can reduce the risk of fire impacting your property by doing simple things to reduce fine fuels. This means clearing vegetation near your home, ensuring grass is mowed and maintained, clearing gutters etc.

The CFS website is an excellent guide to bushfire safety –  it can assist you make that decision and assist you with the steps in preparing yourself, your home and family.

Council’s Authorised Officers will commence property inspections in mid-September to ensure compliance within township boundaries.

Section 105F notices are issued to non-complying properties.

Properties are required to be maintained over the duration of the Fire Danger Season.

To avoid receiving a Section 105F notice, ensure your property is compliant by:

Mowing or slashing to reduce all grass, weeds, pest plants and other growth to a maximum height of 100mm over the entire property;

For broadacre paddocks adjoining the township, a fire break around the boundary of the block to 10m in width