Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page contains answers to commonly raised queries about the services offered by Moorabool Shire Council. Use the category dropdown to filter FAQs or enter keywords to search all FAQs.

  • Can I report someones property as a fire risk?

    Reports of Unsightly Land which relate to Long Grass in residential (House or Vacant Residential Block) areas, can be reported as a Fire Prevention / Hazard to the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer, however, if this property is being reported for the risk of snake infestation only, this is not handled by Council and landowners are responsible to remove or pay for the removal of snakes via a snake catcher from private property. 

  • If you would like to have a fire notice - works completion date extended can this be arranged?

    If you contact the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer at Moorabool Shire you can discuss your situation and request an extension.

  • Whose responsibility is it to maintain the grass / fire hazards on the nature strip?

    The Land Owner is responsibe to maintain the grass / fire hazards on the nature strip.

  • What is a Neighbourhood Safer Place used for?

    A Neighbourhood Safer Place is a Place of last resort that can be included in your individual Bushfire Plan as a last resort location if all other aspects of your plan fail during an emergency.

  • What other details are in the Fire Management Plan?

    The fire management plan details Council and agency preventative works, grass slashing area, fire access track details, NSP locations and Community Fire Refuge locations.

  • What is the difference between the Municipal Fire Management Plan and the Moorabool Emergency Management Plan?

    The Fire Management Plan is a sub plan of the Municipal Emergency Management Plan and deals primarily with fire related emergency preparedness, prevention and response.

  • What is Council’s role in Emergency Management?

    Council has a role in emergency management by working with communities to prepare and become more resilient prior to an event and to prepare plans to assist in the response and recovery during and after an emergency.