Bushfire protection

Bushfire protection
Fires can occur in extreme weather conditions. If you live near bushland, be aware of what you can do to protect your home and adjoining properties. Bushfire protection canterbury bankstown Fires can occur in extreme weather conditions. If you live near bushland, be aware of what you can do to protect your home and adjoining properties from the risk of fire.  
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​​​​​Fires can occur in extreme weather conditions. If you live near bushland, make yourself familiar with what you can do to protect your home and adjoining properties from the risk of fire. 

The NSW Rural Fire Service​ has produced a large amount of information on how to prepare your property for bushfire and protect your home and family during a bushfire. 

Our role in bushfire protection

While most of Canterbury-Bankstown does not experience bushfires, some a​​reas do. ​Council does our bit to ensure we keep our community safe:

Firebreak Maintenance Program 

Firebreaks are maintained (where possible) where residential properties adjoin bushland on "bushfire prone land". In the event of wildfire, these fuel-reduced areas serve to reduce the impact on urban dwellings and residents, while allowing good access for fire fighters. 
For more information, visit NSW Rural Fire Service's bushfire prone land webpage​ and also the ​Asset Protectio​n Zones webpage

Firebreak Weed Control Program 

Bush regenerators undertake weed control on the firebreaks. This involves removal of damaging weed species as per the Biosecurity Act, as well as opening up the canopy to slow fire spread, and encouraging native grasses and ground covers along the firebreaks.
You can also become a Bushcare volunteer. For more information, visit our Bushcare webpage

Hazard Reduction Burn Program 

This is an annual program, which involves identifying and burning bushland areas for hazard reduction and/or ecological functions. 

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