Bushfire prevention is a year round responsibility and necessity. It is far more than a weekend cleanup just prior to the bushfire season. This area of the website will help you to take actions to minimise the risk to you, your family and your property in the event of a bushfire. It provides you advice on preparing your property, who can give you assistance, and where you can get further information if you live in a bushfire area and information on Council's Burning Policy. Most importantly, it will help you to plan for a bushfire. Making an informed decision well in advance of a bushfire whether you should stay in your house or go is perhaps the most important decision you and your family can make to protect yourselves.
New rules are now in place to better manage native vegetation, seeking to reduce the impact of bushfire. For more information about these changes visit the CFS.
Fire Danger Season
The Fire Danger Season in the Mount Lofty Ranges Fire Ban District begins on 17 November 2018 and has been extended until 12 May 2019.
Council Begins Preparation for the Bushfire Season
Have you started preparing for the Bushfire Season?
Council has and is cutting verges, brush cutting fire breaks and Woodland Reserves in the hills areas covering Lynton, Torrens Park, Mitcham, Brown Hill Creek, Leawood Gardens, Crafers West, Upper Sturt, Belair, Glenalta, Hawthorndene, Coromandel Valley, Craigburn Farm, Blackwood, Bellevue Heights, Eden Hills, Panorama and Pasadena.
Start preparing your property now.