Burn permit changes under new Fire Prevention Order

Changes have been made to the Shire of Dardanup’s Fire Prevention Order from July 1, 2018.

A requirement for property owners living in urban areas of Eaton to obtain a Burn Permit during the designated Restricted Burning Period has now been extended to ALSO include property owners living in urban areas of Burekup and Dardanup.

The change was recommended by Council’s Bushfire Advisory Committee, formed under the Bush Fires Act 1954 to provide advice on managing the risk of fire.

Shire of Dardanup Chief Bushfire Control Officer Chris Hynes has set the Restricted Burn period from November 1 to December 13, 2018 and March 16 to April 26, 2019 (subject to extension).

From December 14, 2018 to March 15, 2019 is the Prohibited Burn period.

Applications for a burn permit are available at no cost from your local Fire Control Officer for the purpose of hazard reduction.

The Fire Control Officer will note the relevant conditions you must comply with on your burning permit.

For this reason, before lighting a burn, please speak to your local Fire Control Officer . Also read the full Shire of Dardanup Fire Prevention Order for conditions and your obligations.