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Rural Driveways, Fire Trails and Access Roads

WHEN BUILDING YOUR RURAL DRIVEWAY AND ACCESS ROADS CONSIDER RURAL FIRE SERVICE STANDARDS AND TRAIL DESIGN PUBLICATIONS

The RFS Fire Trail Standards in combination with the SCS Fire Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance Manual provides for suitably appropriate access for firefighting vehicles commonly used for bush firefighting operations in NSW.

“Many of the existing trails have been built at relatively low cost, follow natural landforms, with construction consisting of minimal earthworks, unsealed surfaces and basic drainage structures. The consideration and application of effective erosion and sediment control measures is critically important from an economic and environmental impact perspective. For any new fire trail construction or maintenance proposal, the application of the principles outlined in this manual, will minimise environmental impact, improve trail durability and decrease maintenance frequency and cost.”  EXCERPT From Page 5 Fire Trail Design Construction Maintenance Manual. Version 2 June 2018

Learn more about Erosion and Rehabilitation

FOR SOIL CONSERVATION
The Soil Conservation Service is a leader in providing consulting advice for erosion and sediment control.

 

URBAN ENVIRONMENTS
Effective erosion and sediment control (ESC) helps in urban environments to prevent sediment pollution from leaving their site and entering our waterways.

GREAT BARRIER REEF HEALTH
Links that help explain about the state of the Reef, the threats it is facing, and how we monitor its health and progress towards the land and catchment targets.

QLD REEF AID PROGRAM BY GREENING AUSTRALIA
Reef Aid Program is created to improve water quality on our Great Barrier Reef, they are working with landholders, communities and Traditional Owners to rebuild eroding gullies and restore vital coastal wetlands across the catchment.

Permanent erosion protection and prevention