SUTHERLAND SHIRE COUNCIL
NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE
10/50 vegetation clearing
If you live in an area close to the bush, you need to prepare your home. The 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Scheme gives people living near the bush an additional way of being better prepared for bush fires.
The scheme allows people in a designated area to:
- Clear trees on their property within 10 metres of a home, without seeking approval; and
- Clear underlying vegetation such as shrubs (but not trees) on their property within 50 metres of a home, without seeking approval.
You can find out if your property is in a 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area using their online tool.
The 10/50 scheme is supported by the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice.