For the health and safety of neighbours and our community, it's important that properties including vacant land are well maintained. Not only does this help keep our city looking beautiful, importantly it removes places for vermin to reside and minimises the risk of any potential fire hazards.
Managing overgrown properties
It's our obligation under the NSW Local Government Act to respond to reports of properties that are overgrown with grass, weeds or other vegetation that could cause a public health and safety risk.
That's why we're happy to educate and work with land owners of overgrown properties to achieve an outcome that ensures our city remains a healthy and safe place to live.
If we receive reports of unkempt properties requiring improvement we’ll contact the owner and ask them to fix the problem.
If that fails, we may consider formal action which could include notices and orders but we’d much prefer to work collaboratively with our community to keep our city clean and safe - so land owners are asked to check their properties, and if necessary, clean up the site for the benefit of neighbours and the wider community.