BUSH FIRES ACT 1954
PART III PREVENTION OF BUSH FIRES
SECTION 18 - COMMENCEMENT OF UNRESTRICTED BURNING TIME (URBAN-RURAL ZONE)
Pursuant to Section 18 Bush Fires Act 1954 the Shire of Esperance advises due to favourable seasonal conditions the Urban-Rural Zone will commence its Unrestricted Burning Time (Open Burning) as of Saturday, 30 April 2022.
URBAN-RURAL ZONE - The Urban-Rural Zone includes the localities of Esperance, Bandy Creek, Castletown, Chadwick, Monjingup, Myrup, Nulsen, Pink Lake, Sinclair, West Beach, and Windabout.
Landowner/Occupiers within the Urban-Rural Zone are no longer required to obtain a permit to burn from their nearest Fire Control Officer. However, landowner/occupiers are still required to exercise caution and to abide by the following minimum conditions;
- Must have a 3m wide firebreak around the area to be burnt; and
- Either a hose connected to running water that can reach the burn area or a working firefighting unit, consisting a minimum of 6001t water; and,
- Observe weather conditions so smoke does not impact the visibility of the any road network or be of nuisance to neighbours; and,
- Notify your surrounding neighbours prior to ignition; and,
- All burns are to be logged via the DFES Communication Centre on 1800 198 140 (Free call) prior to ignition.
Landowner/occupiers are reminded not light any fire, if you are not prepared to be responsible for it. Fire Control Officers have the authority under Bush Fires Act 1954 to request Landowner/occupiers to extinguish any fire they deemed to be unsafe or at the risk of escaping and to halt the lighting of fire during the unrestricted burning period.
Please note depending on incoming weather patterns the Shire may re-impose periods of prohibited Burning Time.
This notice dated 28 April 2022.