RESIDENTS in the Shire of Mundaring are advised that the Restricted Burning Period will commence Friday 19 April.
Ground moisture levels are not currently suitable to burn large piles or bush blocks and therefore the following conditions will be in place until further notice:
- No permits will be issued until further notice.
- Small piles 1m x 1m can be burnt, one at a time, after 6pm without a permit. Piles must be fully extinguished by midnight.
- Internal combustion wood heaters used for in-home heating can be used at any time of the day.
Environmental conditions will be closely monitored over the coming days and residents advised of any changes to burning restrictions via the Shire website and Facebook page www.facebook.com/ShireofMundaring.
Acting Chief Executive Officer Shane Purdy said it was important that residents stayed up-to-date and followed burning restrictions closely.
"The Restricted Burning Period runs from the 19th of April to midnight on the 31st of May, subject to weather and environmental conditions, and as determined by the Shire's Chief Bushfire Control Officer," he said.
"The safety of our community is paramount and therefore it's vital that residents keep up-to-date with the latest burning information.
"I also encourage anyone wanting to learn how to prepare their property for bushfire to sign up for one of the Shire's free winter burning workshops which are held between April and September," Mr Purdy added.
To register your interest in attending a free burning
workshop, or for more information, please email Cameron Greaves via BFCO@mundaring.wa.gov.au.
Once registered, residents will be notified of workshops as they are scheduled.
For more information about burning please visit 'When You Can Burn' on the Shire website or refer to your Fire and Burning Information Booklet.