In accordance with Section 18 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, under delegated authority granted to the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer in consultation with the Shire President and Bushfire Advisory Committee, the Shire advises that the Restricted Burning Period has been changed to

Restricted Burning

1 October 2019 to 31 October 2019 (previously 17 September 2019 – 31 October 2019)

During a Restricted Burning Period permits are required, and can be obtained from:

Murray Thomas, Chief Bush Fire Control Officer                       0428 281 157

Nick Duane, Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer                0429 726 058

(Fire Control Officers are not obliged to issue permits.)

Permits cannot be issued over the phone and must be obtained in person, nor can they be retrospective. Please be courteous in contacting permit issuing officers to ensure they are available with sufficient time to consider your request.

Please note that should a Fire Control Officer refuse to issue a permit, it is a breach of the Bush Fires Act 1954 to request a permit from another Fire Control Officer.

Firebreaks Due 1 October

A reminder to residents that all landowners/occupiers within the Shire of Mingenew must have appropriate firebreaks installed on or by 1 October, which is then to be maintained through to 15 March 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For further information please refer to the Fire Break Notice issued with Rate Notices or visit this webpage.

Whilst firebreaks can serve to provide a level of protection and minimisation of damage to your property, it also serves to protect your neighbours and the work conducted by emergency services personnel.

Thank you to those who have conducted firebreak requirements already.

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