Reducing Fire Hazard — Clarification of Regulations
In an effort to reduce the fire hazard in the area, and in accordance with section 34 (2) of the Standard By-Law relating to Community Fire Safety, as published per Provincial Notice No. 342/2006 dated 27 October 2005, the Municipality is requiring owners to take steps to ensure that they reduce the fire hazards on their properties.
This requires that owners:
- remove any dead brushwood and dead trees on their property;
- focus particular attention to reducing the hazard posed by old, woody blombos (Metalasia Muricata);
- all alien invasives must be removed and stumps treated with herbicide. These plants carry a highly hazardous fireload, (Rooikrans/Acacia Cyclops, Port Jackson/Acacia Saligna, Gums/Eucalyptus sp. and Pines/Pincus sp.)