To prepare for the bushfire season, owners and occupiers of land within Clarence are reminded to clear any fire hazards within their property.

Reducing fire hazards for suburban blocks and blocks up to 2,000 square metres involves clearing and removing all grasses, scrub and undergrowth to a height of no more than 75mm.

For larger blocks over 2,000 square metres, fire breaks are required at a width of 10m for flat land or 15m for sloped land from the property boundary.

Trees should be preserved where possible. Trees and large shrubs should have limbs removed to a height of two metres from the ground. Vegetation such as shrubs should also be no closer than two metres from windows.

Before undertaking any of these works, please check with council whether your property is subject to environmental protections under the Planning Scheme and if so, what limitations these have on clearing.

For more information, visit, call Tasmania Fire Service on 1800 000 699 or contact council.