This would dramatically decrease chances of bushfires here in summer. On my block there are numerous trees, both tall and short, which together with the leaf, grass trees and stick ground coverage could be a fire waiting to happen.
We rake and clean-up each week but all homeowners don’t and if a fire came through from adjoining properties, we would not stand a chance.
The annual green verge pick-up by the council and two free green tip passes are not enough to avoid bushfires.
The council used to permit burning off but this ended a few years ago. I implore it to reinstate fire permits in winter in the interests of safety and security for all Pleasant Grove residents.