Where a property has become overgrown, it can be unsightly and it can be both a nuisance and a danger to neighbours and the community. All residents have a responsibility to keep their properties neat and tidy to improve the appearance of our community, remove places for vermin to breed, reduce health risks and minimise potential fire hazards.

Council’s officers will inspect properties that are reported to be overgrown and determine whether a compliance notice needs to be issued to the property owner requiring them to clean up, with an emphasis placed on those located in urban areas. Properties in rural areas have similar obligations however due to the size and nature of these properties Council will only act on such reports in extreme circumstances.