Council encourages regular mowing of your property to maintain regional pride in our towns and villages, and to prevent serious health and safety implications caused by overgrown premises.
Land may be considered to be not in a safe or healthy condition when it is located in a built up urban area and vegetation on the land:
Communicate with your neighbour first if you have any concerns relating to their property.
If you cannot get the property owner to look after their property, contact Council (internal link). Council will become involved with overgrown properties if they involve a potential risk to health.
Council will initially write to the owner. If, after a reasonable amount of time, nothing has been done about the problem, Council can take other steps to ensure it is cleared and no longer poses a potential risk to health.
All bush fire hazard complaints received by Council must be referred to the Rural Fire Service for their determination, in accordance with the Service Agreement signed by the Rural Fire Service and Council.
Council will not consider vegetation to be a fire hazard if it has been determined not to be a fire hazard by the NSW Fire Service or the Rural Fire Service.
For the purpose of Council to investigate Overgrown Properties: