Fire Control

Residents are reminded that fire rules are published annually and require fire breaks around properties to be constructed prior to November 30 each year, and owners are requested to maintain those fire breaks free of flammable material until the March 31 of the following year. For further details please contact the Ranger on 0411 427 341

Notice to all owners and/or occupiers of land in the following Local Authorities Town of Mosman Park, Town of Cottesloe and Shire of Peppermint Grove. 

Pursuant to the powers contained in Section 33 of the above Act, you are hereby required on or before 30 November or within fourteen days of the date of you becoming an owner or occupier, should this be after 19 November, and thereafter up to and including 31 March to clear all flammable materials, immediately inside all external boundaries of the land and also immediately surrounding all buildings situated on the land. 

It is considered to be impracticable for any reason to clear firebreaks as required by this notice, you may apply to the Council or its duly authorized officer not later than 19 November, for permission to provide firebreaks in alternative positions on the land.  If the Council or its duly authorised officer does not grant permission, you shall comply with the requirements of this notice.

The Penalty for failing to comply with this notice is a fine of not more than $1,000.00 and a person in default is also liable, whether prosecuted or not, to pay the cost of performing the work directed in this notice if it is not carried out by the owner or occupier by the date required by this notice. 

For more information about fire hazards, regulations and control, please contact the Shire Administration Office.

A copy of the Bush Fires Act 1954-Metropolitan Fire District is available at the Shire Administration Office and the Cottesloe-Peppermint Grove-Mosman Park Library for perusal.

Graffiti

Graffiti is viewed as vandalism and research by Local Government’s across Australia show that the sooner it is removed the less likely it is that vandals will hit the spot again.

All incidents of graffiti vandalism needs to be reported to the Police Department by telephoning 131 444, however the Shire has a digital camera and direct email access to record on the appropriate Police Department files, photographs and other relevant information.  You can also report incidents to the Shire office by telephoning 9286 8600 or call in person to the office at 1 Leake Street.