Firebreaks

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It’s that time of the year again and we all need to comply with our shires’ requirements for firebreaks. There are different requirements in Waroona and Mandurah and it is not practical to detail all of the information here.

If you want to see what you need to do (and when), the information is on the various councils’ web sites but they are not exactly on the front pages so here are links that will take you where you need to go:

Waroona: http://www.waroona.wa.gov.au/Assets/Documents/Document-Centre/Public_Notices/Public-Notices/Fire_Control_Info_15-16.pdf

Mandurah: http://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/Firecontrol.htm and click on “Bush Fire Notice”

Please remember that the primary purpose of firebreaks is to allow fire fighters to access your property with large, heavy trucks. A serious fire will easily jump the fire break but if the brigade can get to it, they may be able to control it. So the brigades are very keen to have fire breaks that they can drive on.

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