Fire Control Order 

BUSH FIRES ACT 1954

Pursuant to the powers contained in section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, all owners and occupiers of land within the Shire of Pingelly are hereby required to take, provide and/or maintain fire control measures during the firebreak period as follows:

“Excluded Area” means an area of rural land not exceeding 30ha, where it is physically impossible to install firebreaks, or where in the owner’s or occupier’s opinion, the installation of firebreaks would be detrimental to the conservation of remnant or natural vegetation or the establishment of re-afforested areas.

“Farming Land” means all land within the Shire of Pingelly zoned ‘Farming’ under the Local Planning Scheme No. 3.

“Firebreak Period” means the time between 1 November and 15 April in the following year.

“Firebreak” means ground from which all flammable material has been removed and on which no flammable material is permitted during the firebreak period.

“Flammable Material” means bush (as defined by the Bush Fires Act 1954), timber boxes, cartons, paper and the like flammable materials, rubbish and any combustible matter, but does not include buildings, standing trees or growing bushes or plants in gardens or lawns.

“Rural Residential Land” means all land within the Shire of Pingelly zoned ‘Rural Residential’ under the Local Planning Scheme No. 3.

“Townsite Land” means all land within the townsite of Pingelly not zoned as ‘Rural Residential’ under the Local Planning Scheme No. 3.

“Very High Fire Danger” means on days forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology. On days forecast as Very High Fire Danger or above, permits are to be automatically suspended.