1 December to ‘ring-in’ Prohibited Burning Period

Published on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 at 11:38:00 AM

With warmer weather setting in and late rains leading to additional fuel loads, Shire of Mundaring residents are reminded that from 1 December, burning is prohibited at all times.

The Prohibited Burning Period runs from 1 December 2021 until 31 March 2022, subject to conditions.

Shire President James Martin said it was imperative that residents adhered to the rules for the safety of the whole community.

"As the weather warms up we will move into long, hot summer days," he said. "This means drier conditions and that it won't take much for a fire to start.

"The beginning of December should be an easy date for residents to remember with many families 'ringing-in' the Christmas period and putting up their Christmas trees."

Under Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, residents should have finished preparing their properties for the fire season, following the instructions in the Shire's Firebreak and Fuel Load notice.

Little things make a big difference

Cr Martin said little things make a big difference including the installation and maintenance of firebreaks, clearing gutters, cutting back overhanging trees and removing flammable materials such as dead plant matter from around your house and property.

"If property owners are struggling to meet the requirement, they are invited to call one of the Shire's friendly Fire Hazard Inspection Officers for guidance and assistance," he said.

"We are more than happy to discuss ways we can support them."

Property owners are reminded that they can make unlimited trips to the Shire's Community Recycling Centres to dispose of green waste all year round.\

Report smoke or fire to 000

Residents who see any smoke or fire should call 000 and immediately report it.

Cr Martin asked residents to refrain from calling the Shire or their local brigade directly to report a fire.

"Seconds count in a fire emergency," he said. "The brigades in the area and Shire staff are automatically notified when you call 000 through the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Communication Centre."

See the Fire and Emergency page of this website for more information.

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