All landowners undertaking roadside fuel reduction or roadside vegetation clearing are required to gain written approval from Council prior to the burn or clearing.
Not all plant species are adapted to fire, but to a particular fire regime. We encourage landowners to prepare for Fire and Ensure adequate firebreaks are put in place to protect property, people's safety and minimise the effects on protected species.
Council will assist in providing information on threatened species to ensure landowners do not impact on nationally or state protected species.
Roadside Burning in the South Burnett Region
Landholders are able to apply to burn local road reserves and other Council controlled reserves that are adjacent to their properties. If a landholder wishes to burn a State controlled road, they must contact the Department of Main Roads Toowoomba on (07) 4639 0746.
For further information regarding roadside burning please refer to the Roadside Burning in the South Burnett Region Information Sheet.
To apply to burn a rural roadside please complete the application for approval to burn a rural road reserve or other Council Controlled Reserve.
Fence line Clearing in the South Burnett Region
Landholders are able to apply for permission to clear native vegetation on a local road reserve or any other Council controlled reserve for a variety of instances such as:
- Clearing of vegetation for fence line construction or replacement
- To construct property access
A maximum width of one and a half (1.5) metres can be given for clearing of vegetation from the property boundary to allow for the construction of the fence line.
For further information regarding clearing roadsides please refer to the Fence line Clearing in the South Burnett Region Information Sheet
To apply to clear a rural road reserve, please complete the application to clear vegetation on a rural road reserve or other Council controlled reserve