Residents reminded to implement firebreaks

The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to remind Geraldton and Mullewa residents and landowners to have their land comply with firebreak standards before 5 October 2015.

The standards must be maintained until 1 May 2016 and includes requirements for:

  • Small lots under 0.4 ha regardless of whether the land is vacant or has a building.
  • Residential and Special Rural/Rural Residential/Rural Small­holding lots between 0.4 ha and 5 ha.
  • Broadacre farming and lots over 5 ha.
  • Structures and buildings on all categories of land.

Fire protection measures are essential to help slow the rate of spreading fires and to allow clear lines of vision, safer access and navigation for volunteer bush fire fighters whilst fire fighting.

To prevent an infringement and to play your part in keeping our community safe, please undertake the work required or engage a contractor to undertake the work. A list of contractors can be found in the local community directory or in the first and final notice brochure which was sent out in your rates notice.

For more information visit or contact the Health and Ranger Services on 9956 6600.