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A fire break is an obstacle to the spread of fire, eg a strip of open space. Under section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, a Local Government may require the owner or occupier of land to clear and maintain a fire break on their property for the purposes of preventing, or limiting the spread of, a bush fire.
A Local Government Authority may authorise officers to conduct fire break inspections. Properties found to be a fire hazard may result in the owner receiving a fine. In addition to the fine, a Local Government Authority may engage officers or contractors to carry out all work required to reduce the fire hazard at the property owner's expense.
A Local Government Authority may also make local laws relating to fire breaks in the district.
For more information please contact your Local Government Authority.
For a directory of Local Government Authority see www.dlg.wa.gov.au/Content/Directory/Default.aspx.