Home' Moorabool Matters : Moorabool Shire Community Directory Contents Under the Country Fire Authority Act 1958, Council has a
legal obligation to ensure the community's risk associated
with wildfire is reduced.
WHAT IS COUNCIL'S MUNICIPAL
FIRE MANAGEMENT PLAN
The Moorabool Shire Municipal Fire Management
Plan developed in conjunction with the Municipal Fire
Management Planning Committee (MFMPC) aims to
ensure individuals and organisations within Moorabool
are aware of potential fire risks and undertake their role in
mitigating these risks. A copy of the plan can be accessed
on Council's website at www.moorabool.vic.gov.au
WHAT IS COUNCIL'S FIRE HAZARD
Council's Municipal Fire Prevention Officer (MFPO) carries
out inspections of private land within high fire risk areas,
vacant blocks in township areas and low density residential
areas to assess properties for fire hazards. Properties that
are deemed a risk to themselves or neighbours are issued
with a Fire Prevention Notice detailing works to be undertaken
to reduce the risk. Landholders are required to comply with
the Notice. If the landowner does not comply with the
notice, Council will carry out the works on their property.
All associated costs will be charged to the landowner and
the landowner will be issued with an infringement notice.
Council's fire hazard inspection program is focussed
on reducing fuel loads immediately around your assets
(house and buildings). If the fuel you are concerned about
on a neighbouring property falls outside the fire hazard
inspection program criteria, it is unlikely a Fire Prevention
Notice will be issued.
WHEN IS THE FIRE DANGER PERIOD
The Country Fire Authority (CFA) introduces Fire Restrictions
(Fire Danger Period) for all private land in Moorabool
Shire over the summer period each year. During this
period permits to burn will only be issued for agricultural
purposes. Permit holders must comply with all conditions
and precautions noted on the permit. Start and end dates
vary from year to year.
Further information can be found on the following
DECLARED TOTAL FIRE BAN AND FIRE DANGER
• If you're travelling around the state during the warmer
months, check Fire Danger Ratings before leaving
home and listen to local radio for advice and alerts and
warnings while you're on the road.
• Total Fire Bans tell you what you can and cannot do to
AVOID a fire starting, Fire Danger Ratings predict how
a fire behaves and how hard it would be to put out IF
one starts, and alerts and warnings tell you what you
need to do to stay safe WHEN a fire has started.
• Fire Danger Ratings aren't a weather forecast -- they
tell you how bad a fire would be if one started.
• A Code Red Fire Danger Rating is very rare and
extremely serious. There have only been two Code
Red days since the Code Red rating was introduced in
OR CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE ON 5366 7100
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