Are your Fire Breaks ready for inspection?

Published on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at 3:19:00 PM

From 1 November inspections of your fire breaks and your property for hazard compliance will commence. 

As a measure to control and/or prevent the spread of bush fires within the Shire of Gingin, all owners and occupiers of land within the Shire's district are required to clear fire breaks and maintain those fire breaks from November to May annually (this includes re-doing your breaks should additional rainfall cause fresh growth throughout the summer season).

Your Fire Break Orders (issued by post earlier this year) contain instructions for what your requirements are. If you have misplaced your copy however, then copies are available online from the Fire Breaks section on our website.  


Your Orders also contain a list of Fire Break Contractors and their contact details if you need assistance with undertaking your fire breaks.


Once inspections commence you may receive a works notice to undertake additional work. This happens from time to time when your fuel load is calculated to be too high by the inspecting officer.

You are encouraged in the first instance to contact the officer who issued the notice to discuss the required works if you have any queries. More information about fuel loads is available in the Fuel Loading fact sheet available by clicking here

Together we can help reduce the bush fire risk for this bushfire season to ensure the safety of our community, firefighters and yourself.

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