Property Management Tips

Controlling Fires on Your Property

Bushfire is an inevitable part of life on a rural property. The key to living in a fire-prone environment is preparedness and there are a number of things you can do to minimise the threat of bushfire.

Firebreaks are essential in controlling the spread of bushfire and you should create and maintain fire breaks at least three metres wide around the perimetres of your property, or at least in strategic locations near bushland or heavily-treed areas.

Firebreaks not only stop low intensity fires from spreading, but they also provide access for fighting fires and for backburning. Where possible, take advantage of existing fire breaks such as roads, tracks, railway lines, creeks, dams and rivers.

Methods of creating firebreaks include:

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