Fire Hazard Reduction
Council encourages landowners to mow/slash long grass and undergrowth to keep us all safe during summer. Fire hazard reduction is everyone’s responsibility.
Clearing should be carried out in early Spring and should be maintained to the following requirements from 1 November to 31 March each year:
- Residential properties less than 2000m2 - grass and fuel load should be kept below 100mm in height.
- Residential properties more than 2000m2 - a 3m wide fire break along any boundary bordering another property with a dwelling. Grass and fuel load should be kept below 100mm in height.
Inspections are made throughout Council's residential areas to check that standards are maintained. In some cases, abatement notices may be issued under the Local Government Act 1993 where a fire hazard exists. Failure to comply with this notice may result in Council engaging contractors to clear the hazard at the owner’s expense.
- Bushfire Survival Plan
- Grass clippings and other green waste can be taken to the White Hills Transfer Station
- Smoke from backyard burning in built-up areas is recognised as a public nuisance – see the factsheet: Rules for Backyard Burning
- Tasmania Fire Service
- Bureau of Meteorology