The Shire administers the Bush Fire Act 1954 and this places certain requirements on landowners to ensure that they minimise the potential for fires to occur.
All landowners have a responsibility to ensure that they prevent the outbreak of fire by ensuring appropriate firebreaks are maintained and that inflammable material is removed. You may be placing your property or your neighbour’s property in danger of fire by not minimising the potential for fires to occur.
An infringement could be issued against you for non-compliance with the Bush Fires Act and if Council staff have to undertake work on your property to ensure that it complies with the legislation then additional costs associated with doing the required work may apply.
THE SHIRE OF ASHBURTON HAS RESTRICTED BURNING ALL YEAR ROUND
Fire Control Officers
The Shire of Ashburton has appointed Fire Control Officers (FCO) for areas within and surrounding the Shire boundaries.
Download the FCO appointments here.
Last updated: 9 December 2016