Home' Moorabool Matters : Moorabool Shire Community Directory Contents THE '10/50 RIGHT'
Under the '10/50 right', no planning permit is required to
reduce fuel, including native vegetation, around your home.
However, as the right does not exist in all municipalities,
you should check with your Council, before removing any
The '10/50 right' planning exemptions give residents who
own their property in certain areas the right to:
• remove, destroy or lop any vegetation within 10 metres
of a building used for accommodation
• remove, destroy or lop any vegetation, except for trees
(i.e. ground fuel), within 50 metres of a building used
• remove, destroy or lop any vegetation for a combined
maximum width of four metres either side of boundary
• You need to have prior written permission from the
landowner for clearance on their side of the fence.
Clearance over and above these planning exemptions
requires a planning permit. In addition, exemptions only
apply if a dwelling was constructed, or had a valid
planning permit issued, prior to 10 September 2009.
For further information on the 10/50 right please visit
Pets and Bushfires
Whether pets are at home with you, relocated during high
fire-risk days or brought along on holidays, you need to
plan and prepare for their safety as well as your families
and your own.
KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE - PLAN FOR YOUR PETS
Decide whether you will keep your pets with you or move
them elsewhere during high fire-risk days. Include these
details in your Bushfire Survival Plan.
Remember, on Code Red days the safest place to be is away
from high-risk bushfire areas.
• If you choose to keep your pets with you, confine them
early. Pets are safest inside a secure room, on a lead or
• Make sure you have wet towels and woollen blankets
available to cover and protect your pets.
• Make sure they have plenty of water to drink.
• Make sure your pets are microchipped or wearing a
collar identification tag at all times. Ensure all contact
information is current.
• Include an emergency contact outside your area that is
linked to your pets' records.
• The National Pet Register provides free identification for
cats and dogs.
• Make a list of where you could house your pets if
you decide to leave early. This may include boarding
kennels, a relative/friend's place or you may be able to
keep them with you.
• Discuss with neighbours about protecting your pets if
you are not at home during a bushfire. Keep in regular
contact with your neighbours during the fire danger
period to let them know your plans.
• Keep your Bushfire Relocation Kit for pets within easy
reach so you are ready to leave early.
• Practise how you will move your pets if you leave.
It takes longer than you think.
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