Council’s fire season preparations well underway

Published on 18 November 2019

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Central Goldfield Shire Council’s preparation for the upcoming fire season is well underway with roadside slashing commencing mid-October.

Due to substantial growth, the Carisbrook area was one of the first to be completed.

Council is currently slashing the northern areas of the Shire around Moliagul, Bealiba and Archdale.

Once these areas are complete, Council will begin to slash the southern areas of the Shire.

An additional slasher is currently in the Maryborough and Timor areas before moving to Daisy Hill and Majorca.

It is expected the Talbot area will be slashed by the end of this week.

Council is co-ordinating its fire prevention methods with neighbouring shires to help ensure the community’s safety and following the distribution of pre-season fire prevention notices in October, it is essential community members reduce fire hazards on and around their properties.

Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said that slashing is an important part of Council’s preparations for the fire season.

“Slashing is a key part of Council’s approach to the fire season. By minimising the amount of growth in and around our townships, we are helping to protect our communities this summer.”