Fire Management

On 6 May, 2022, the Shire of Dardanup Chief Bushfire Control Officer extended our period of Restricted Burning to 15 May due to underlying dry ground conditions across the South West.

For further information please see www.emergency.wa.gov.au

PERMIT TO BURN

Permits to burn are required all year round in the townships of Dardanup, Burekup and Eaton and can be obtained from your local Fire Control Officer.  Your local Fire Control Officers are listed in the Fire Prevention – Additional Information brochure. Immediately prior to commencing ANY burn, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Communications MUST be notified on 9395 9209.

          >Fire Prevention Order – First and Final Notice 2021-2022

>SoD Fire Prevention Order – Additional Information 2021-2022

>Authorised Bushfire Control Officers 2022 – Amended

Fire permits are free, however you must apply in person at least 24 hours prior and be in attendance at the fire at all times.

Fire pits are permitted during unrestricted burn seasons, so long as they are enclosed and garden refuse is not used as fuel.

Apply for a permit

Solid fuel barbecues cannot be used on days when the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a fire danger forecast of catastrophic; extreme; or very high; or when a total fire ban has been issued.

APPROVED PERMITS
BURN LOCATION COMMENCEMENT DATE FINISH DATE
90 Coolabah Cove, Dardanup West 7 May 2022 12 May 2022
11 Pfennig Place, Henty 10 May 2022 15 May 2022
33 Richards Road, Ferguson 11 May 2022 15 May 2022
272 Dowdells Line, Henty 10 May 2022 15 May 2022
54 Kentucky Drive, Dardanup West 10 May 2022 15 May 2022
936 Ferguson Road, Ferguson 9 May 2022 12 May 2022
21 Pfennig Place, Henty 10 May 2022 15 May 2022
21 Panizza Road, Dardanup 9 May 2022 15 May 2022
227 Wireless Road, Waterloo 12 May 2022 15 May 2022
830 Waterloo Road, Waterloo 12 May 2022 15 May 2022
36 Meadow Lane, Dardanup West 11 May 2022 15 May 2022

FIREBREAKS & FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES

Fire prevention measures must be completed and all properties (including residential, commercial, industrial and vacant land) cleared of fire hazards on or before 30 November each year to reduce the risk of fires during the bushfire season.  Properties must remain free of hazard until the close of the Restricted Burning Period.

Shire of Dardanup advises property owners each year by way of advertising in the local newspaper, website and mailing of a reminder postcard.

Shire of Dardanup Rangers commence property inspections on 1 December each year to ensure all properties comply with the Fire Prevention Order

> Fire Prevention Order – First and Final Notice 2021-2022


APPLYING FOR A VARIATION/EXEMPTION

In certain circumstances, it is appropriate to apply for a Variation/Exemption to the Shire’s Fire Prevention Order.

Fire prevention is required on town site lots and rural land.

However property owners can apply for an exemption or variation to the Shire of Dardanup’s Fire Prevention Notice if they believe it is impractical to install or complete fire prevention works.

Reasons to apply for an exemption or variation might include:

  • There is no need for a fire break due to existing ground conditions
  • The land is too steep to be able to put a fire break in some sections
  • The firebreak position needs to be relocated
  • There is an alternate method of preventing fire on the property.

Applications for a Fire Break Exemption/Variation need to be lodged by September 30 each year. Applications must be signed off by your local Fire Control Officer before submitting your application to the Shire.

Please download a copy of the Firebreak Variation/Exemption Form and include in the submission a plan of your land, detailing your fire protection measures.

For further information phone the Shire of Dardanup on 9724 0355 or your local Fire Control Officer.

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