Council requests that all residents keep their properties in a well-maintained condition over the summer period to minimise bushfire risk.There are a number of options available to assist landowners prepare and maintain their properties.
Weed control grants scheme
Council offers limited financial assistance to landowners living in the Shire, to control noxious and environmental weeds on private property, both in agricultural areas and areas of high environmental value. To apply for funding or for more information, visit Council's Grants web page.
Biannual green and hard waste collection plus extra bundled branch option
Council provides two free green and hard waste kerbside collections each year, of two cubic metres, during May–June and November–December. The date of your scheduled collection will depend on where you are located. You can check the scheduled dates via the community compass.
There is also an option of pre-booking an additional three cubic metres of bundled branches to be collected for a subsidised rate of $60.
For more information visitCouncil's hard and green waste collection web page.
Vegetation removal rules and regulations
There are certain rules and regulations in place that allow landowners to clear vegetation from around their dwelling and fence lines without a planning permit in certain situations.
Please visit the CFA website to ensure you understand these rules and what is applicable to your area.
The closest transfer stations or waste disposal centres are located at –
Cardinia Waste and Recyclers
Lot 7 Exchange Drive Pakenham
Phone: 5941 5790
Outlook Waste Transfer and Recycling Centre
274 Hallam Road Hampton Park
Phone: 9799 6277
Lysterfield Transfer Station
840 Wellington Road Lysterfield
Phone: 9753 5411
For more information on preparing your property this fire season, please visit Council's Resilience web page or refer to the CFA website.