RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED BURNING TIMES:
The Gazetted Restricted and Prohibited Burning Times for each year are as follows:
Restricted burning period:
19 September to 31 October and
16 February to 31 March
Permits to burn during this period are required, and must be obtained from a Fire Control Officer.
Burning is not permitted on any Sunday during the restricted burning period.
Prohibited Burning Period:
1 November to 15 February
Permits to burn stubble from the previous seasons crop will not be issued until 1 March
In accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, Council may, if it considers that seasonal conditions warrant a variation of the prohibited or restricted burning times in its district, vary the prohibited or restricted burning times in respect of that year in the district or a part of the district by –
(i) shortening, extending, suspending or reimposing a period of prohibited or restricted burning times; or
(ii) imposing a further period of prohibited or restricted burning times.
This variation cannot exceed more than 14 successive days.
In accordance with Sections 17 (10) and 18 (5) (c) of the Bush Fires Act 1954, Council delegates to the Shire President and the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer, jointly its powers and duties to vary Prohibited and Restricted Burning Times, in accordance with the Bush Fires Act 1954, as highlighted in this Policy.