FIREBREAKS TO BE COMPLETED BY 1 NOVEMBER AND MAINTAINED UNTIL 30 APRIL EACH YEAR
Under the Bush Fires Act 1954, all owners and occupiers of land in the Town must establish and maintain firebreaks to the following specifications:
Land with an area of 2000m2 or less
Remove inflammable matter from all of the land, except living trees, shrubs, plants under cultivation and lawn, by means of ploughing, cultivating or slashing to a height of no more than 50mm.
Land with an area over 2000m2
1) Firebreaks of a minimum width and height of 3 metres are to be cleared immediately inside all external boundaries of the land;
2) Firebreaks to a minimum width of 3 metres and height of 3 metres are to be cleared immediately surrounding all buildings situated on the land; and any place where inflammable liquids and gas products are kept.
Firebreaks in the Town need to be cleared by 1 November and maintained until 30 April.
Yes all vacant land no matter what the size needs to be cleared each year.
You will need to employ a property manager or contractor to do the work for you.
The Town has a zero tolerance policy for fire hazard and infringements are issued each year. The the Town will implement fire breaks on any properties where the owner fails to do so and will invoice the owner for the costs.
If you are concerned about a fire hazard on an adjoining property contact the Town 9311 8111.