Firebreak & Bushfire Hazard Reduction Notice 

Notice to all owners and occupiers of land situated in the Shire of Chittering. For the Protection of the Community from Bushfire

Firebreak & Bushfire Hazard Reduction Notice 2019/20

As a measure to assist in the control of bushfires and pursuant to the powers contained in Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, all owners and occupiers of land within the Shire’s district are required before the 16th day of October in each year or within 14 days of becoming the owner or occupier of land if after that date, to clear firebreaks and/or take measures in accordance with this notice and to maintain those firebreaks and measures in accordance with this notice up to and including the 31st day of May in the following year.

Please Note: Where the owner and/or occupier of the land fails or neglects to comply with the requisitions of this Notice within the  specified time, the Shire of Chittering may by its Authorised Officers and such servants, workmen and contractors enter upon the land and carry out the requisitions of this Notice which have not been complied with. The amount of any costs and expenses incurred will be recovered from the owner and/ or occupier of the land by the Shire of Chittering.

Firebreak Variations

Firebreak Variation Application Form

If you consider for any reason that it is impractical to clear firebreaks or other hazards as required by the Firebreak & Bushfire Hazard Reduction Notice, or if natural features render works unnecessary, you may apply in writing to the Shire by the 1 October for a variation listing alternative methods of fire prevention on your land.

A variation belongs to the applicant. If a property is sold or has new occupiers, the current variation becomes void. The new variation is assessed based on the new application received. The Shire may not automatically approve a variation based on a previous application.

Variations may be withdrawn at any time by the Shire's Chief Fire Control Officer.

Firebreak Contractors

Firebreak Contractors List

Please note that the provision of this information by the Shire of Chittering is not a recommendation of the goods/services that you might receive.