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Fire Prevention

Our Region is Mid North

Fire Danger Season

The Fire Danger Season Dates are declared annually by the Country Fire Service (CFS)

This information when declared is provided on the CFS website for public viewing and can be viewed by clicking ‘Fire Danger Season Dates’ below.

Fire Danger Season Dates (Redirects to the Country Fire Service Website)

Permit Burning:

During that time no fires may be lit in the open unless a permit for that purpose has been obtained from Council. Permits will not be issued prior to March 1, 2019 unless changed due to Government Declaration. Contact Council for details of the rules relating to fires in the open for cooking and comfort purposes.

Property Inspections:

Starts from early October and is ongoing throughout the fire danger season. Here are the Bushfire Safe Precinct areas within the Adelaide Plains Council.

CFS Hotline - 1300 362 361
www.cfs.sa.gov.au

Maintaining your Property

Maintaining your Property

Pursuant to the Fire & Emergency Services Act 2005, the owner of private land in the country must take reasonable steps to protect property on the land from fire and to prevent or inhibit the outbreak of fire on the land, or the spread of fire through the land and minimise the threat to human life from a fire on the land.

Council Inspections

Council will be inspecting properties within the Council area from early October onwards, to assess compliance with CFS requirements. Property owners issued with a Bushfire Hazard Reduction Compliance Notice are required to comply with the requirements of that notice within the required time indicated or Council may organise a contractor to preform the work required, at the owners expense and may take further legal action against them.

Please Note: Council is able to issue an Expiation Notice for the offence of not complying with the requirements of Bushfire Hazard Reduction Compliance Notice. Fee for not compliance $315.

Burning Permit Procedures

From March 1 until the end of Fire Danger Season April 30 (unless changed by CFS Chief Officer) Burning Permits may be issued for the purpose of General Broadacre Burning.

Application for fire permits can be obtained from the Adelaide Plain Council main office at Mallala and Two Wells or downloaded below. To ensure you have a Burning Permit when you want to burn please apply for the Burning Permit a minimum of 2 Working Days before it is required by filling out the application form and faxing or presenting to one of the Council Office.
Please be advised that a seasonal Burning Permit may be issued to the Permit holder for a period of more than one day but all Fire Permits must be validated by ringing the Council Office on the morning of the intended burn.

Please also take note of the Burning Conditions supplied with Burning Permit including the conditions on the back of the Burning Permit before commencing the burn. These must be complied with.

Fire Permit Application Form

Please note:
  • Permits will not be issued in the Fire Danger Season for fireworks.
  • A Council Fire Prevention Officer is empowered to refuse or cancel the validation of a permit at anytime.
  • Be aware that Council Fire Prevention Officers are now empowered to issue Expiation Notices for offences such for not complying with Burning Conditions.
  • The Burning Permit is not valid on a Day of Total Fire Ban. (CFS Fire Ban Hotline 1300 362 361). Adelaide Plains Council is in the Mid North Fire Danger District.
  • Be aware in advance, and vigilant of any sudden changes in weather conditions that may affect the burn.
  • The 1st Burning Permit you acquire for the season must be in the Permit holders possession before the fire is lit. In some circumstances Permits may be faxed.

Fire Restrictions: What can I do?

Once the Fire Danger Season has begun there are strict controls on the lighting of fires and the use of certain tools in the open. The restrictions remain in place until the end of the Fire Danger Season.

To find out what you can do and what you can’t do during the Fire Danger Season and on a Total Fire Ban day, click on the link below:

http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/fire_bans_and_ratings/what_can_i_do_what_cant_i_do.jsp

For further information please contact councils Fire Prevention Officer on (08) 8527 0200 or info@apc.sa.gov.au.

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