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Preparation for bushfire danger season underway

While living in the Adelaide Hills offers a unique lifestyle in a beautiful environment, it comes with an important responsibility to do your bit to manage bushfire risks and ensure you have the right plans in place should a bushfire occur.

Bushfire Danger Season in the Mount Lofty Ranges generally starts on 1 December and is in place until the end of April, however this may be updated to reflect seasonal conditions.

Regardless, bushfire prevention is a year-round responsibility and a necessity for property owners in the Adelaide Hills.

Prepare yourself and your property

We've compiled a range of resources and advice from the CFS that will help you prepare your property and your family, help you plan for bushfire danger season and develop a Bushfire Survival Plan ahead of the Bushfire Danger Season.

If you haven't already prepared your Bushfire Survival Plan, now is the time to do it. Making an informed decision well in advance of a bushfire as to whether you should stay in your house or leave is perhaps the most important decision you and your family can make to protect yourselves.

Click here to review the resources and prepare your Bushfire Survival Plan now.

Prescribed burning

Some prescribed burning is already underway ahead of the Bushfire Danger Season. Prescribed burning (also called controlled burning or planned burning) is the process of using fire to reduce potential fuel hazards ahead of the Fire Danger Season, manage native vegetation, and protect biodiversity in parks and reserves. In South Australia prescribed burns are often carried out by the Department for Environment and Water.

You can find more information and important links on our website here.

Council acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.
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