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Firebreaks in the Northern Territory
BE PREPARED. INSTALL YOUR FIREBREAKS
Is your property within a Fire Protection Zone?
The Northern Territory has new bushfire legislation; the Bushfires Management Act. These changes affect the responsibilities of both landowners and occupiers.
Did you know?
- Firebreaks must be a minimum of 4m wide
- Firebreaks must be installed around the perimeter of your property, as well as around your house or any other permanent structure, stationary engine or flammable materials
- Firebreaks should not have any vegetation more than 50mm high and free from slashed or dead material
It’s in the best interest of you and your community to ensure your property is ready for the upcoming fire season. Don’t wait for a reminder letter to act, prepare your firebreaks NOW.
|Northern Territory Fire Protection Zone||Alice Springs Fire Protection Zone||Katherine Fire Protection Zone||Tennant Creek Fire Protection Zone|
Read the Bushfires Management Act
Read about permits and lighting fires
For more information about Bushfires NT
Contact Bushfires NT
Last updated: 15 May 2017