If there are fuel hazards on your property, we may issue with a Fire Prevention Notice specifying the work required to reduce the risk of a fire starting. Glenelg Shire officers issue these notices to implement fire prevention measures that lessen the risk to property owners and to the community. It is the property owner's responsibility to complete any works required before the completion date stated on the Notice and ensure that they are maintained for the duration of the declared fire season. A Fire Prevention brochure and list of contractors who provide slashing works can be found at the bottom of this page or at any of the Council's Customer Service Centres.
If you do not understand the Notice or have any questions, you can contact the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer on 5522 2208, but you must do so before the specified completion date. You may wish to discuss:
- The time required to meet the Notice requirements.
- The intention of keeping livestock on the property.
- The intention of cutting hay.
If you do not implement works required by a Fire Prevention Notice, to prevent potential risk to the community and property owner the Glenelg Shire will arrange for contractors to complete the works at the property owner's expense. Depending on the circumstances, an Infringement Notice may also be issued, resulting in a fine.