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Media Release

Total Fire Ban for Perth, Perth hills and surrounding areas and Mandurah for Saturday
Friday 11 February 2011 – 5:00 PM

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Saturday 12 February for Perth, Perth hills and surrounding areas and Mandurah.

 

This includes:

  • Perth Metropolitan area, Perth hills and neighbouring shires of:
    • Chittering
    • Gingin
    • Murray
    • Serpentine-Jarrahdale
    • Waroona
    • Toodyay

·         City of Armadale

·         City of Canning

·         City of Cockburn     

·         City of Bayswater

·         City of Belmont

·         City of Fremantle    

·         City of Gosnells

·         City of Joondalup

·         City of Nedlands

·         City of Perth 

·         City of Mandurah    

·         City of Melville

·         City of South Perth

·         City of Stirling

·         City of Subiaco

·         City of Swan

·         City of Wanneroo

·         City of Rockingham

·         Shire of Chittering  

·         Shire of Gingin

·         Shire of Kalamunda           

·         Shire of Mundaring

·         Shire of Murray

·         Shire of Peppermint Grove

·         Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale

·         Shire of Toodyay

·         Shire of Waroona

·         Town of Bassendean         

·         Town of Cambridge

·         Town of Claremont 

·         Town of Cottesloe

·         Town of Mosman Park       

·         Town of Victoria Park         

·         Town of Vincent

On Saturday 12 February between midnight and midnight any activity that could start a fire is banned.

 

This means

  • you must not light or use any fires in the open air
  • 'hot work' such as metal work, grinding or the like is not allowed unless you have an exemption.

If a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has not been implemented by your local government you are able to harvest or move vehicles across paddocks as long as you have a firefighting vehicle on site with, a minimum of 400 litres of water.

 

You could be fined up to $25,000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban.

 

This information is also available by calling 1300 657 209 or visiting www.fesa.wa.gov.au

 

For information on the activities that can or cannot be undertaken during a Total Fire Ban visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au. If the information you are seeking is not available from the website call 1800 280 721.

 

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