owners in the southern half of the State who plan to burn on their properties in
April will need to obtain a permit from their Local Government.
of tomorrow, 1 April 2020, new Restricted Burning Times will come into effect
for all 129 Local Governments from the Midwest Gascoyne through to the Great
new timeframe extends through to 30 April 2020.
in Local Government areas that planned to cease their Prohibited Burning Time
on 30 April 2020 are unaffected by the changes.
and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm AFSM said in these uncertain
times the new timeframe would help reduce the potential of out of control burns
for volunteer firefighters.
are still in the grips of an active bushfire season, and this risk is not
likely to ease for a number of weeks,” Commissioner Klemm said.
the past two years fire crews have faced significant bushfires across southern
WA at this time of year, many of which were caused by private burns that got
out of control.”
Klemm said by obtaining a permit, and therefore registering burning intentions
with Local Government, land owners would be helping their communities easily
and quickly identify fire activities in their area.
restrictions mean Local Governments can ensure land owners who need to undertake
burns, such as those in the agricultural sector for primary production purposes,
can continue to do so while not putting unnecessary pressure on our
firefighters,” he said.
on the circumstances of the offence, land owners who undertake burning without the
required permit can face fines of up to $10,000.
more information about obtaining a permit, contact your Local Government.