Firebreak Order 2018-19 Community Update

Published: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 at 3:00:12 PM

The Shire is currently preparing the Firebreak Order for 2018-19, however we would like to clarify some misinformation which may be circulating in your area.

There will be NO CHANGE to the WIDTH of firebreaks for 2018-19 - the required width of bare earth firebreaks is, and will continue to be, three (3) metres.

However, there will be an amendment to the VERTICAL CLEARANCE HEIGHT of trees along firebreaks from three and a half (3.5) metres to four (4) metres - this means trimming trees an extra half a metre to ensure fire trucks can drive along firebreaks without being impeded by branches.

If you require any further clarification please contact our CESM Phil Barrett on 0408 943 576.

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