Fire Break Compliance

Published: Friday, 28 September 2018 at 2:59:55 PM

FIRE BREAK COMPLIANCE

Are you fire break compliant?

From 13th October till 31st March please ensure your property remains fire break compliant.

The Shire of Wongan-Ballidu will be patrolling and enforcing fire break compliance.

The Fire Break Notice States:

Pursuant to the powers contained in section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, you are herby required on or before the 13th day of October, to plough, scarify, cultivate, spray or otherwise clear and thereafter maintain free of all inflammable material until the 31st day of March firebreaks in the following dimensions on the land owned or occupied by you.

Townsite

  1. All land zoned Residential; Rural Townsite and Commercial are required to reduce all annual grass and herbage to a height of not more than 75mm.                                                      
  2. All land of less than 1 hectare (10,000 square metres) and zoned under the Town Planning Scheme as Rural Residential and Industrial are required to have all annual grass and herbage slashed or mowed to a height of not more than 100mm and construct a clear earth firebreak of not less than 2 metres in width immediately surrounding all buildings and/or haystacks situated on the land.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  3. All land greater than 1 hectare (10,000 square metres) are required to construct a clear earth firebreak of not less than 3 metres in width immediately inside all external boundaries and immediately surrounding all buildings and/or haystacks situated on the land, and to reduce all annual grass and herbage to a height of not more than 100mm within 15 metres surrounding any building.

RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD

13th OCTOBER 2018 TO 14th NOVEMBER 2018

(PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FIRE CAPTAIN FOR BURNING PERMITS)

PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD

15th NOVEMBER 2018 TO 13th FEBRUARY 2019

(NO BURNING ALLOWED, WILL NOT BE ISSUED PERMITS)

RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD

14th FEBRUARY 2019 TO 31st MARCH 2019

(PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FIRE CAPTAIN FOR BURNING PERMITS)

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