What constitutes a Cyclone Hazard?
Loose items, for example equipment, building materials, other materials, debris, objects which are not secured against displacement by wind forces.
What do I do if I have a concern?
Contact council to lodge a complaint. Your name and address will be required together with the location of the offending property. Personal details are of a confidential nature.
What action does council take?
An inspection is conducted to determine if complaint is justified. This being the case either verbal instructions are issued for immediate action or a Statutory Notice served on the owner/occupier requiring such person to secure all loose items within a specified period against displacement by wind forces.
What happens in the event of non-compliance?
Should Council instructions not be carried out within the specified time frame, council's contractor will be commissioned to enter upon the property and complete the required works. Costs incurred in this eventuality will become a first charge upon the land.
What happens if I am the subject of a complaint?
You will be required to carry out within a specified period to secure all loose items by tying down or other effective means. Such items may not be weighted down with concrete blocks or other heavy objects as an alternative means.
For more information, please phone 1300 878 001 or contact Environmental Health Services.