Fire Ready requirements With the declared fire danger period approaching, it’s time for property lessees at Mt Buller to think about getting their properties ‘fire ready’. Some practical tips to meet the fire ready requirements include: - Cut/whipper-snip long grass, - Remove wood and rubbish (flammable or not) from around your building, - Do not stack firewood on or under timber balconies, - Close all property windows and doors, - Reduce gaps in your building (i.e. seal up any holes in eaves and cladding), - Rake up areas of fine fuel such as leaf litter and bark, and - Remove fallen limbs and twigs. Carrying out any vegetation works outside those listed above requires specific permission available here. Download the CFA Fire Ready kit here and the CFA Guide to Survival leaflet here. Clean-up weekend 27 & 28 November 2021 The end of Spring is the optimal time to prepare your property. A range of useful services will be available over this weekend to assist lessees prepare properties. Green waste collection Trimmed grass, leaves and foliage can be left by the kerbside for later collection by the RMB over this weekend (only). Green waste left on kerbsides outside this weekend will be treated as illegal dumping. Hard waste disposal Hard rubbish can be delivered to the Boggy Corner Waste Transfer Station from 10am to 2pm. Clean timber and some e-waste items can be disposed of free of charge. A nominal fee is payable via EFT for non-recyclable hard waste. Full details here. Items such as empty paint tins and building and commercial waste can be taken to the Mansfield Resource Recovery Centre here and small quantities of domestic sources of asbestos can be taken to Alexandra landfill by appointment. Details here. Further information on hard waste is available here. CFA property advice visits The CFA together with the Mt Buller Fire Brigade are offering free site visits to provide advice on the survivability of properties in the event of a fire, including: - building maintenance, - vegetation directly adjacent to your building, - wood piles, - decks, - fire fighter access, and - emergency services access. Visits take approximately 15-20 minutes. Bookings available here. Tree pruning A team of three qualified, local arborists are available to assist with tree pruning at $370.00 per hour subject to demand. A minimum of 8 appointments over this weekend are required for the service to be available. Bookings are essential and can be made here before Wednesday 24 November. And just for some fun Stay tuned for an entertainment program at Mt Buller on Saturday, 27 November as the weekend needs some fun to accompany the work!
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