Dinner Plain has been threatened by fire on at least two occasions in the last ten years. During the 2013 fire, many property owners expressed concern about the level of preparedness/prevention that was completed across the village.
In February 2016, Council undertook treatment of the Council-managed Snowgum Woodland Reserves skirting the boundary of the village precinct.
The works which commenced in early 2016, were facilitated to achieve the following:
• Fire preparedness as required under the Country Fire Authority Act, and
• A desired Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) of 29 across Dinner Plain to allow development to occur across the village with certainty. Without these suitable buffers across Dinner Plain, the Country Fire Authority has expressed concern approving further development across Dinner Plain.
These works have been carried out in consultation with the CFA to ensure they are satisfactory in meeting CFA requirements.
Download the Dinner Plain Municipal Reserves (Snow Gum Woodlands) – Vegetation Modification and Municipal Fire Prevention Inspection Regime here.