Fire risk from fire in adjacent sections/reserves


Listed under: Section

Cause

Lawns are not regularly mowed or section is overgrown 

Repair

  • improve the section maintenance by keeping lawns mowed and the section tidy

Cause

Accumulation of rubbish adjacent to building 

Repair

  • remove flammable rubbish

Cause

Planting too close to house in an area of potential fire danger, such as close to forest plantation, bush reserve or extensive gorse

Repair

  • if in an area of potential fire danger, create a defensible space around house where vegetation treated, cleared or reduced to slow the spread of fire by:
    • having plants more widely spaced and lower growing than planting that is further away from house
    • planting in small, irregular clusters and incorporate diversity of plant types
    • using decorative non-flammable garden features such as rocks, gravel, stepping stones to break up continuity of the vegetation
    • have a water supply hose readily available