Getting Bushfire Ready
Maintaining your PropertyUnder Section 105F of the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005, property owners are required to maintain their land to prevent / inhibit the outbreak or spread of fire on their property.In assisting you to comply with this, you are required to take the following action:
- Within 20 metres of any building, reduce all grass, pest plants and undergrowth to a maximum height of 100mm
- If the land is a vacant block under half a hectare in area, reduce all grass, pest plants and undergrowth to a maximum height of 100mm over the whole block.
- If the land is a vacant block over half a hectare in area, establish and maintain a fuel break around the whole area, placed as near as practicable to the perimeter. The fuel break shall be at least a 5 metre wide strip on which all grass, pest plants and undergrowth is reduced to a maximum height of 100mm.
For more information on Fire Prevention please contact Council’s Fire Prevention Officer by phoning 8862 0800, or email firstname.lastname@example.org