Overcrowded housing a fire risk and illegal
Upper Hunter Shire Council is reminding landowners that it is illegal to operate a boarding house without Council approval. Council has become aware of homes being modified and used in ways that are a fire danger.
Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Wayne Bedggood said illegal boarding houses were not worth the risk.
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.