This request is for advice and investigation for weed control bush regeneration works • Tree or track hazards • Dumped rubbish within bushland areas.
Council does not action requests in relation to the new Rural Fire Service 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice.
Making a Bushfire Hazard Complaint
If you are concerned that vegetation on land near you may be placing your property at risk from bush fires, you can request an inspection by an officer from the NSW Rural Fire Service.
To lodge a Bushfire Hazard Complaint, Northern Beaches Council residents can lodge a Bushfire Hazard Complaint Online to the Rural Fire Service or by contacting the Rural Fire Service by phone (02) 9450 3000 or email Warringah.PittwaterFCC@rfs.nsw.gov.au
Information regarding 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice
The 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice is a State Government initiative in conjunction with the Rural Fire Service, not an initiative or policy of Council.
This new law allows people in designated 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Areas to:
- Clear underlying vegetation such as shrubs (but not trees) on their own property within 50 metres of a home, without seeking approval.*
- Clear trees on their own property within 10 metres of a home, without seeking approval.*
All works must be undertaken in accordance with the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice
The Rural Fire Service has an Online Tool where you can find out if your property is in a 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area.
The 10/50 Code and other online tools that have been made available, are for use by private landowners with any resulting works being the responsibility of the landowner.
Council is unable to provide advice on the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice, including the vegetation clearing entitlement area provided on the RFS website.
For further information on the 10/50 Code please refer to the NSW Rural Fire Service website
* If the vegetation to be cleared is on adjacent land, then that landowner’s consent must be obtained.
Request a Service - Bushland - Advice and investigation