Published 20 November 2018

Council has undertaken considerable work to ensure the City of Tea Tree is prepared for the bushfire season.

The Fire Danger Season for the Adelaide Metropolitan and Mount Lofty Ranges fire ban districts began on 17 November 2018.

To decrease the bushfire risk in our area, Council has:

  • Mowed and cleared fire breaks in the Para Escarpment – a high risk area adjoining the Golden Grove, Greenwith and Wynn Vale residential areas
  • Cleared 80km for fire tracks
  • Cleared vegetation along rural roads and verges
  • Inspected and carried our maintenance on fire tracks to provide access for emergency service vehicles and serve as a fire break
  • Provided fire behaviour and survival technique training each year for Council’s key workers to support CFS operations

As much of our council area is close to bushlands, it is important to keep updated, informed and well prepared to avoid the danger.

Staying bushfire safe is a shared responsibility. Preparing your property and writing a bushfire plan you can help the CFS as well as yourself.

The steps you can take to get ready include:

  • Visit the CFS website for details on how to prepare for the bushfire season  
  • Understand the fire danger ratings
  • Put together a 5 minute bushfire plan

Council’s role is to support CFS and State Government directives by providing manpower and resources, such as community buildings, earthmoving equipment and trucks.

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