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WISALTS column

(1985) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 14 February 1985. p. 55 [Publication] [Special Collections]


The power of water! Awesome. Whether it is a river tumbling down its course in flood, or waves crashing into shore. Worrisome. Because of that power to cause damage. even when it is on a smaller scale, turning firebreaks into rutted bare tracks and small washouts into paddock gullies. The Shire of Kojonup no longer demands firebreaks around boundaries, though farmers must still protect their properties by ensuring there is no flammable material around them - usually by burning that off. The Shire of Plantagenet will, on application with good reason from the farmer and an on-site inspection, waive the need for firebreaks in specified areas on the property. Other shires throughout the agricultural areas are looking at firebreak legislation. What about firebreaks on the contour instead of on the boundary? What about using interceptor banks as firebreaks? Firebreaks on the contour would minimise the erosion risks.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1985 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59597
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