Greater Bendigo will begin its fire inspection program in the coming weeks, and have urged locals to prepare their properties for the coming seasonThe officers will begin their inspection program from the second week in November, starting in the northern parts of Greater Bendigo.
Officer Eric Smith said the council appreciated the efforts of property owners who have already cleaned up their properties to reduce the risk of fire.
“We encourage everyone in the municipality to take responsibility themselves and clean up their property to lessen the risk of fire,” he said.
“Talking to neighbours, assisting the elderly and working together on a plan also helps in the preparation.
“Early indications are that the fire danger period will be a bit above average this year due to rapid grass growth in the region.
"We will get some grass fires, but hopefully not too many and not too severe.”To help residents prepare for the fire season, the council is providing the opportunity to dispose of green waste free at the Eaglehawk and Heathcote landfills on the weekends of October 27 and 28 and November 24 and 25.
The two free waste disposal weekends will help locals to prepare for the summer fire danger period and by taking advantage of the free disposal, residents will save $10 per ute or small trailer load at the landfill.
For more details phone 5434 6000.