There has been concern on social media that an area of bush cleared between the township and the Air Park has been cleared so more shacks can be built.  This is not the case and as Trevor Wright who is offering a consulting service on bush clearing explains

“The area south of the shacks was cleared as a firebreak. By definition a firebreak should be cleared of all vegetation and have a reasonable chance of stopping a fire. The clearing was funded by Santam, as was most of the recent clearing. Santam insisted that the risk of fire to the shacks should be reduced.
Clearing this fire break will actually discourage the erection of unauthorised shacks, as they will be immediately spotted and stopped by Law Enforcement as it constitutes trespassing.”

In case you missed these two articles on bush clearing

June 12th 2020
Bush Clearing – this is serious, folks!

Feb 7th 2020
St Francis Property Owners and the Fire Risk Reduction Initiative

Dedember 12th 2019
Bush-clearing to help reduce fire risk

Dec 5th  2019
Professor Richard Cowling on Plot Clearing

Dec 3rd 2019
Damned if you don’t so better you do!

August 26th 2019
Who is ultimately responsible for clearing fire-ready bush?

August 30th 2019
“Tin roofs in St Francis Bay? – Heavens forbid!”