We encourage all property owners to prepare for the upcoming fire season. The Community Safety team will soon be commencing inspections of private properties in townships, to check that they do not pose a fire risk.
Where an unacceptable hazard is identified, Council will require the property owner to take action (such as mowing). Property owners who fail to act to remove fire hazards will be liable for an infringement of $1,516 and the costs of Council having the property maintained.
During the month of November Council will be offering free green waste disposal at each of its three municipal transfer stations. The green waste disposal will only apply to residential properties within the Shire and excludes commercial quantities. Noxious weeds and clean green waste must be separated.
For more information visit www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/fire-prevention/