Southern Hills Face Reserves Vegetation Management Plan

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City of Burnside has now endorsed the Southern Hills Face Reserves Vegetation Management Plan. This plan will guide the future management of bushfire risk, nature conservation and the efficient and effective use of Council resources in managing the six Southern Hills Face Council Reserves and five hectares of road reserves at Mt Osmond.

We invite you to read this Plan. Many of the land management principles in this plan can be used to manage the native vegetation on your own property.

Southern Hills Face Reserves Vegetation Management Plan(PDF, 6MB)

Bushfires are a common and normal occurrence in the Australian landscape but can cause death and injury to people, animals and damage property, the natural environment and other community assets. The appropriate and responsible management of bushfire risk can result in losses being reduced, although not totally alleviated.

Managing the risk from bushfire hazard is a shared responsibility requiring a cooperative approach between individual landowners, State agencies, Council and the emergency management groups, which attempt to balance the bushfire threat with the desirability to maintain the environment in as natural a state as possible.

The challenge is to find the balance between managing the risks to people and assets from bushfire and acknowledging the value of the natural environment to our social, economic and cultural wellbeing.

With this mind, the City of Burnside has now endorsed the Southern Hills Face Reserves Vegetation Management Plan. This plan will guide the future management of bushfire risk, nature conservation and the efficient and effective use of Council resources in managing the six Southern Hills Face Council Reserves and five hectares of road reserves at Mt Osmond.

We invite you to read this Plan. Many of the land management principles in this plan can be used to manage the native vegetation on your own property.

Council will be holding a walking field excursion to show interested people the current bushfire and biodiversity management being undertaken. Further details will be provided in the near future if you are interesting in joining in.

If you have any enquires regarding bushfire prevention, please explore the City of Burnside or the Country Fire Service website or contact the City of Burnside on 8366 4200.