Check your gamba grass risk
If you are a landowner or occupier with gamba grass on your land, you are legally responsible for controlling it.
Gamba dries out later in the dry season, and burns up to eight times hotter than native grasses.
If you don’t manage gamba grass, you risk:
- further spread by seed
- invasion of natural habitats
- increased fuel loads for bushfires that threaten lives, homes and asset.
The calculations below use the compliance rating system.
This is the same system that weed officers use when measuring gamba control on properties.
How to check your risk
Check your level of risk by reading each statement below and selecting all relevant boxes.
These statements are weighted to reflect the impact of different regimes.
You will get a risk rating and advice on what you should do to manage gamba grass.
Gamba grass is (select any that apply):
Bushfire planning and mitigation strategies
Check out the Darwin Rural Fire Simulation model, to trial a range of bushfire planning and mitigation strategies relevant to gamba grass on rural residential blocks.
Last updated: 27 September 2021
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