Preparing Medium Sized Lots for Bushfire Season

All medium sized lots between 4000m2 and 5 hectares in size must meet the following requirements by the Annual Fire Hazard Reduction Notice deadline.

Properties with significant wattle bush may be instructed by the City to take special action.

All structures and buildings, including private power poles, must have a minimum three meter clearance of all inflammable material.

Power pole clearing

Mineral earth or mulch breaks against the boundary fence must be a minimum of three meters in width and have a minimum overhead clearance of four meters.

Mineral earth firebreak

Fence lines

All combustible material grades, mowed or slashed to a maximum height of 7.5cm over the entire property. This excludes managed vegetation such as ornamental trees, distinct islands of vegetation remote from boundaries and assets.

Combustible materials



Permit to burn is required until 14 October 2023

Burning is prohibited from 15 October 2023 - 14 February 2024

Permit to burn is required from 15 February 2024