Wakefield Regional Council

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Maintaining your Property
 
Under 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 admin@wrc.sa.gov.au

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