With record rain falls across the Region in December and January, grass levels are at a critical point. Council is currently allocating all available resources to slashing, mowing and grading fire breaks, however it is predicting that a problematic fire season will follow in a few months when vegetation dries out.
Residents and landowners are asked to ensure that grass is kept low around houses and other premises on their lots, and that activities that may start a fire are carefully controlled.
Council is working with Bushfires NT to reduce the risk and formulate appropriate fire management plans.
Fires in community should be reported by calling 000
Current bushfire alerts and fire ban notifications can be viewed on the NT Government web site by searching “Bushfires NT”.
Thanks also go to CDP participants who have played an instrumental role in addressing this issue.