As a property owner, it is your responsibility to prepare and maintain your property to reduce the threat fire poses to you and your surrounding neighbours.
You are required to maintain, clean up and reduce fuels such as long grass, branches, leaves and piles of cut vegetation before the start of the fire danger period to reduce the risk to your property and neighbours. You must ensure you adequately maintain your property throughout the fire danger period to reduce this threat to life and property.
- Use your fortnightly green waste bin collection to dispose of vegetation
- Hire a contractor to help maintain your property
- Take your mulched green waste to the landfill, free of charge
- If you wish to burn off you may require a Council permit as there are restrictions
Please be aware that you must not remove any shrubs or trees from your property. If you wish to remove shrubs or trees, please contact Council’s Planning Department for advice.
Council undertakes annual inspections to identify properties that may pose a risk in the event a fire occurs.
Phone: (03) 5036 2346 (office hours only)
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