Rangers investigate reports of properties (vacant or occupied) that are overgrown with vegetation.
Council may deem a property to contain overgrown vegetation if the height of vegetation (other than trees/shrubs) ie grass/weeds is approximately 300-400mm or greater in height for more than 40 percent of the grassed area on the premises. An acceptable height for grassed areas is 100mm.
Properties that are overgrown may harbor vermin, spread weed seeds and attract rubbish dumping or vandalism.
Orders are issued under the Local Government Act to land owners of properties that are deemed overgrown with grass and weed to remedy the situation by slashing, mowing and removing refuse to the satisfaction of Council.
Penalties may be imposed upon those owners who fail to comply with a Council Order.
Report an overgrown property
To report an overgrown property, contact Council on 4645 4000.