The 10/50 law was introduced in August this year by the state government to address bushfire risk in NSW.
In its original form it allowed property owners whose homes were within 350 metres of bush fire-prone land to clear trees on their property that are within 10 metres of the residential dwelling and other vegetation within 50 metres of the dwelling. This rule has since been amended. The review has reduced the clearing entitlement area to properties within 350 metres of Category 1 (high risk) or 150 metres of Category 2 (low risk) bushfire prone land.
The state government is now reviewing the 10/50 Code, with submissions from the public invited until 14 November.
Check whether your property is located within the 10/50 clearing entitlement area.
Ku-ring-gai Council urges residents to protest against vegetation clearing laws
Council has produced a template letter to help residents make a submission to the state government’s 10/50 review.
The template letter has been produced following a Council resolution on 9 September unanimously passed by Ku-ring-gai Councillors. The resolution called for the Council to “provide a template letter of concern regarding 10/50 for concerned residents to use as a basis for objecting to the current Code of Practice.”
View the submission letter template (docx. 18KB)
You can choose to submit the submission letter as it is by adding your name and address at the bottom, or you may choose to amend the letter as you see fit.
Submissions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions close Friday 14 November
View more information from Council about the 10/50 rule.
Click here for more information from NSW RFS about the 10/50 rule and review.