MFMP - Attachments 10 to 12

Inspection of private properties and isue of fire prevention notices; the City’s Environment And Natural Resources Unit planned burns 2018-2021; Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) of Disadvantage.

Attachment 10

The table below demonstrates the type of properties that have been deemed a fire hazard and required the issuing of a fire prevention notice during the 2018-2019 fire season.

The data below reflects the built environment actually presents a greater risk than land in the urban and semi urban environment.  This data illustrates the need to shift from the traditional bushfire focus of MFMPs.

Land use Quantity of fire prevention notices issued Environment type
Residential Blocks - Vacant 626 Built Environment
Residential Blocks – with House 606 Built Environment
Industrial Site – Vacant 60 Built Environment
Industrial Site – Developed 82 Built Environment
Commercial Site - Vacant 20 Built Environment
Commercial Site - Developed 386 Built Environment
Residential Rural (0.4 – 20 hectares) 375 Residential/Rural Interface
Mixed Farming and Grazing (normally more than 20 hectares) 97 Rural
Total Fire Prevention Notices 1919  
Total Built Environment 1822  
Total Rural 97  


Attachment 11: the City’s Environment And Natural Resources Unit planned burns 2018-2021

Site Sub site 2018 2019 2020
Corio Grasslands West half      
  East half Autumn    
  West third   Autumn  
  Middle third     Autumn
  East third      
Old Melbourne Road Northern side      
  Southern side      
  North side, west half      
  South side, east half Autumn    
  North side, east half   Autumn  
  South side, west half     Autumn
  Phalaris patches Spring / summer    
Kingston Park Native grasses, Shell Road side Autumn    
  Wooded patches     Autumn
  South East Corner      
  South West Corner      
  Mirrabooka patches      
  Grassy Centre      
  Phalaris and Cocksfoot patches      
Basin Reserve Reserve in quarters   Autumn  
Buckley Park, Collendina Old Pine area, grassed/weed areas      
  Green Corp area      
  East section      
  Dropped titree experimental area      
Gillets Road Fenced section Autumn    
Limeburners East Native grass land slope      
  Sprayed section, rye grass   Autumn  
Ripley Reserve Themeda area      
  CNG area near track      
  Bulk of flat area      
  Desert Ash fenced area – post Ash removal      
Batesford Poa beds and regen areas   Autumn  
Hovells Park Cummins Road enclosure      
  Grassed section between rotunda and drain Autumn    
  GA area in old market gardening site      
  Area adjacent to Limeburners link reveg beds (small)      
  Slope adjacent to Cummins Road enclosure Autumn    
Stewarts Reserve Central section      
  Western third      
  Eastern third      
  Native grass patches only Autumn    
Grassy Point Road Section b/t Old St Leonards Road and Harvey Road, west side      
  Section b/t Old St Leonards Road and Harvey Road, east side      
  Native grass patches only     Autumn
  Phalaris patches only   Spring / summer  
Portarlington Rec Reserve Existing burn areas Autumn    
  High fuel gorse / broome patches post spraying, pending reveg programme   Spring  
Eastern Park Exclusion plot (small) Autumn    
  Kangaroo grass patch adjacent to Holt Road (small) Autumn    


Attachment 12 - Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) of Disadvantage

The ABS has developed four indexes to rank the level of social and economic wellbeing of a region. The analysis in this table uses the Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) of Disadvantage based upon the 2016 Census of Population and Housing. The SEIFA index of relative disadvantage combines a number of variables (such as income, education and unemployment) of people, families and dwellings within an area, and ranks these areas on a scale of relative disadvantage.

Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage 2016 index
City of Greater Geelong's small areas and benchmark areas
Area 2016 index Percentile
Barwon Heads - Connewarre - Breamlea 1,091.9 95
Armstrong Creek - Mount Duneed 1,090.7 94
Waurn Ponds - Ceres 1,083.1 92
Highton - Wandana Heights 1,075.7 89
Rural Bellarine Peninsula 1,072.1 88
Newtown 1,070.0 87
Ocean Grove 1,060.0 82
Geelong 1,045.5 74
Curlewis 1,036.0 67
East Geelong 1,035.0 67
Lara 1,028.0 62
Geelong West - Manifold Heights 1,024.3 60
Drysdale - Bellarine 1,022.8 59
Rural North 1,022.6 59
Greater Melbourne 1,021.0 57
Marshall - Charlemont 1,019.1 57
Leopold 1,019.0 56
Lovely Banks - Batesford - Moorabool 1,012.7 53
Victoria 1,010.0 51
Grovedale 1,007.0 49
G21 Region 1,003.3 47
Hamlyn Heights 1,002.0 46
Australia 1,001.9 46
Belmont 998.0 44
Clifton Springs 997.0 43
City of Greater Geelong 994.0 41
Herne Hill - Fyansford 977.8 33
Regional VIC 977.0 32
North Geelong - Rippleside 976.3 32
St Albans Park 963.0 26
St Leonards - Indented Head 962.3 26
Portarlington 962.0 26
Bell Post Hill 948.0 21
Newcomb - Moolap 932.8 16
Bell Park 925.0 14
South Geelong - Thomson - Breakwater 916.9 13
Corio 832.0 4
Whittington 821.0 3
Norlane - North Shore 731.1 2

(Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016)
(Source profile.id.com.au/geelong)


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