Calling on local contractors to help with fire prevention
Published on 15 September 2022
Mornington Peninsula Shire is calling on local contractors to apply to be part of our fire management contactor list.
In the lead-up to summer and during the declared fire danger period, the Shire inspects private land for fire hazards.
Where a hazard is identified, landowners will be sent a fire prevention notice to remove the fire hazard by a specified date. A fire prevention notice is issued under theCountry Fire Authority Act 1958 or Fire Rescue Victoria Act 1958.
To help owners carry out the work, the Shire includes a list of contractors with the fire prevention notice.
Work required can include slashing grass and weed or vegetation removal.
Contractors must fulfill a set of criteria to be published on the list. The fire management contractor list will also be available on the Shire’s website.
Applications for contractors close at 5pm on 26 October 2022.
To apply and learn more visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/fmc.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“The fire season is upon us and we need to start preparing ourselves and our properties for the increased risks the warmer months bring.
“We look forward to working with the local community, local contractors and property owners to ensure we are all safe and well prepared for the upcoming fire season.”