Growland encourages the regular maintenance of all properties within the community to improve the visual amenity of our Botania community in Fraser Rise. Overgrown and neglected vacant lots are not only unsightly but can also attract pests like rats or snakes. As well as looking after the community we live in, maintenance of all properties reduces fire and health hazards and helps to ensure public safety.
Unfortunately, the dumping of rubbish and building materials is common in new communities under construction. Growland is aware of these instances throughout the Botania community and does what it can to mitigate this illegal activity by installing signage and security cameras throughout the estate.
As the owner of your very own piece of the Botania community, you can help prevent this unwanted behaviour by securing and maintaining your lot.
Please organise temporary fencing for your lot to prevent the dumping of rubbish as soon as possible upon settlement. It is a costly exercise, for you as the homeowner, if clearing is needed prior to the construction of your home.
Even if you are not planning on constructing your new home in the Botania community straight away, it is still important to secure your property.
It is also your responsibility to maintain the vacant land to an appropriate standard. Vacant land is to be kept clear of any fire hazard, noxious weeds, box thorn plants, litter and rubbish, which could include concrete, dirt mounds, rocks and rubble.
Overgrown grass can be a fire hazard and must be maintained to a height of no more than 150mm all year round. Regular mowing or slashing is recommended.
We encourage vacant landowners to inspect your property regularly to ensure that these outcomes are achieved.
Melton City do undertake their own regular surveillance of new communities and will issue notices to any property that is deemed to not comply. You may also be issued an infringement notice if works are undertaken on your property on your behalf.
We thank you for your committment to the above as it will help make Botania a safer and more beautiful community for all to enjoy.
If you do see anyone illegally dumping within the Botania community or any properties that are unkempt or pose a risk to public safety, please report the activity to Melton City Council Local Laws on (03) 9747 7200.