Fire prevention program

Council undertakes property inspection and fuel reduction works in parks, reserves and along roadsides.

Property inspections

Before and during fire season, properties within Mount Alexander Shire are inspected by our Municipal Fire Prevention Officer and a member of the local CFA. This is a requirement of the Country Fire Authority Act (1958)

Why does Council do property inspections?

Property inspections are done to ensure that property owners have properly prepared their properties for Fire Danger Period and removed any fire hazards.

Failure by property owners to reduce or clear fire hazards may lead to Fire Prevention Orders being issued. Non-compliance of these orders may lead to heavy penalties being imposed.

How can I report a hazard?

If you are concerned about a fire hazard at a particular property in your community, you can submit a service request via our website. When submitting the request, please provide as much detail as possible about the location of the property and the nature of the hazard, as well as your contact details.

Roadside Slashing Program

Council’s Roadside Slashing Program is scheduled to run annually in the lead up to the fire season and includes slashing, grooming and weed spraying on selected Council managed roads.

The aim of the program is to reduce the likelihood of fires starting and spreading within the shire, and to assist with a safe path of travel during emergencies.

It has been designed in partnership with fire agencies to strategically reduce the risk of fire travelling through our shire.

For more information visit our Roadside slashing and spraying page or find out what roadsides are going to be slashed by visiting the Roadside Slashing Program map