Property inspections to ramp up during fire danger period

February 06, 2018

Strathbogie Shire residents have been reminded that taking preventative fire measurements is an all-year requirement.

As the fire danger period continues, so too will property inspections and the following up of notices issued by Strathbogie Shire Council.

Municipal Emergency Manager Ken Ross said taking preventive fire measures was an all-year requirement that needed special attention during the declared fire danger period.

‘‘Landowners and residents have the responsibility to ensure their land is as safe as possible,’’ he said.

Mr Ross said properties that had already received a fire prevention notice during this declared fire danger period and had failed to comply with the requirements of the notice would receive a more than $1500 fine.

All flammable rubbish must be removed from the yards of properties within townships or less than 2.6ha.

Owners must ensure grass and weeds at these properties are kept cut to a height of no more than 100mm.

Properties beyond 2.6ha must slash around buildings to a minimum distance of 20m.

Property boundaries must be slashed to a width of 6m. When neighbouring dwellings and assets are nearby, this must be increased to 20m.

Phone Strathbogie Shire Council on 1300065993 for more information.

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