Stay vigilant during summer

By David Rak

With the official CFA Fire Danger Period beginning on November 11, residents are being reminded to stay vigilant during summer months and to always be fire-ready.

Mitchell Shire Council ceased issuing permits to burn on November 6.

Council manages 1500km of roadside, and to prepare for the fire season it conducts slashing and spraying works on roadsides.

The spraying program was finalised in late September and the slashing schedule kicked off recently.

Council’s local laws team will monitor slashing works during this period. Mitchell Shire residents are also reminded to keep their properties fire-ready, with urban properties required to keep grass under 20cm at all times.

Rural properties should be proactive and maintain an adequate fire break. Council’s fire-prevention program, including Fire Prevention Notices, has already begun, with Tallarook, Tooborac, Pyalong, Seymour, Hilldene, Northwoods and Highlands inspected already.

If you require further information, contact council on 5734 6200 or visit