Preparing your property for summer is vital for the survival of life and property during wildfire.
Council advises all landholders that they share responsibility for fire prevention and Southern Grampians Shire have a number of programs to ensure that the area is free of fire hazards.
Council undertake a structured annual inspection program to identify properties that may have vegetation that does or may pose a hazard in the event of a fire occurring.
Many residents are unsure what they should do to properly prepare their property but it is not difficult and there is a range of information available on what to do.
CFA provide a wealth of information on preparation of property for surviving wildfire. Hard copies are available through your local fire brigade, CFA office or by visiting www.cfa.vic.gov.au .
Some residents do not have the ability to clear blocks, therefore Council provides a list of Contractors who have registered their names as being available to provide this service are listed below for your reference, please read the disclaimer on the list carefully.
For further advice contact the Council's Municipal Fire Prevention Officer on (03) 5573 0444