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Firebreak Notice

Public Notice 23 October 2015
2015/2016 Firebreak Notice

City of South Perth

Notice to all Owners and/or Occupiers of Land within the City of South Perth

Pursuant to the powers conferred in Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, you are required on or before the 1 December 2015 to clear inflammable matter, on land owned and/or occupied by you in accordance with the following requirements. This must be maintained until 30 April 2016.

1. All land which is 2000 m2 or less in area; 

Remove inflammable matter from the whole of the land, except living trees and shrubs; plants under cultivation and lawn, by means of ploughing, cultivating or slashing to a height of no more than 50mm.

2. All other land within the City of South Perth

(i) Firebreaks of a minimum width of 3 metres and height of 4 metres are to be cleared immediately inside all external boundaries of the land;

(ii) Firebreaks to a minimum width of 3 metres and height of 4 metres are to be cleared immediately surrounding all buildings situated on the land; and any place where inflammable liquids and gas products are kept;

(iii) In addition to the requirements in this clause Council may, by notice in writing require an owner and/or occupier to act as and when specified in the notice with respect to anything which is upon land and which in the opinion of Council is or is likely to be conducive to the outbreak of a bush fire or the spread or extension of a bush fire.

The term Inflammable Matter for the purpose of this notice includes bush (as defined in the Bush Fires Act 1954), timber, boxes, cartons, paper, rubbish and any other combustible or inflammable matter, but does not include buildings, green standing trees and bushes or growing bushes or plants in gardens or lawns.


A person who fails to comply with the requisitions in this notice is guilty of an offence and liable to a penalty of $5,000. In addition, where the owner or occupier of the land fails to comply with a notice given pursuant to section 33(1) of the Bush Fires Act 1954, the City may enter upon the land and carry out the requisitions of the notice which have not been complied with and the City may recover the amount of any costs and expenses incurred in carrying out those requisitions as a debt due from the owner or occupier of the land maintained clear of inflammable matter up to and including 30 April in the following year.

By order of the City of South Perth

Vicki Lummer
A/Chief Executive Officer

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