Property Fire Compliance Inspections to Start Soon

Published on Thursday, 25 November 2021 at 4:49:34 PM

As summer approaches, the Shire of Denmark is reminding community members of their responsibility to prepare their properties for the bushfire season.

Property fire compliance inspections kick off on 1 December in an effort to reduce bushfire risk on properties in the Shire by checking and ensuring compliance with Firebreak and Fuel Management Notice.

An Authorised Fire Control Officer will be visiting properties throughout the Shire to inspect firebreaks, driveway access and asset protection zones, along with all other requirements listed in the notice.

It comes after the Ranger Services team ran a two-month-long Book a Ranger program which offered community members a chance to talk through the requirements with a ranger.

Shire of Denmark Chief Executive Officer David Schober thanked community members for taking up the opportunity to Book a Ranger.

“This year, we’ve had a lot of interest in the Book a Ranger program and I think that shows a real willingness in our community to be prepared for the bushfire season ahead,” Mr Schober said.

“As the property inspections get underway, it’s an important reminder that we all play a role in reducing the risk of bushfire, not just on our own properties, but for the sake of our neighbours and community as well.”

The Shire will issue a general warning letter to owners of properties that do not comply with the notice, highlighting any issues that may require immediate attention.

“We absolutely encourage community members to get in touch with our Ranger Services team if they have any questions about this important bushfire risk mitigation program,” Mr Schober said.

“And we thank everyone for doing their bit ahead of another bushfire season.”

Detailed information on owner and occupier responsibilities is available in Shire of Denmark’s Firebreak and Fuel Management Notice which was distributed with the annual rates notice and is also available online or in hardcopy format at the Shire of Denmark Administration Building.

Properties must be maintained to the specifications of the Notice until 30 April 2022.

The Shire would also like to remind residents that the Prohibited Burning Period begins on 16 December.


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