If erosion becomes a long-term problem, it is advisable to have a design of appropriate surface water management structures prepared by a consultant. This design can then be incorporated into an existing or new internal fencing plan.
Constructing a windbreak to drop the sand behind it will help prevent sand getting into buildings, yards and dams. This deposited sand can be carted away or another barrier constructed.
The windbreak can be as simple as a section of fence with brush woven into it, coarse shade cloth attached, or straw, and should be in place as soon as possible to be prepared before the next rain. Commercial windbreak material like Paraweb can be used but at a greater expense.
More information is available from the Victorian Department of Primary Industries factsheet, Building a sediment fence.
Being prepared for fire
It is essential that landholders are proactive about preparing for the threat of fire.
Having a plan to follow will help avoid last minute decisions. The more you prepare your property, the better the chance it will have of surviving a fire.
For more information see bushfire survival plans for landholders.