Burn-off workshops

LtoR: Hope (13) and Kurt (15) Williams (Port Kennedy)
LtoR: Hope (13) and Kurt (15) Williams (Port Kennedy)

Locals will learn how to plan a burn, assess fuel loads, prepare their property and determine when to burn.

The unrestricted burning season will remain open until October 31, giving residents several months to burn garden refuse ahead of the summer bushfire season.

Shire chief executive Jonathan Throssell said burn-offs needed to be manned at all times and residents also had a responsibility to avoid creating a smoke nuisance.

Under the Shire’s health local laws 2003, it is illegal to create a nuisance by way of excessive smoke. The maximum penalty imposed is a $1000 fine.

‘If conditions mean you are unable to burn off without creating a lot of smoke, an alternative means of reducing green waste is to dispose of it at one of the Shire’s transfer stations,’ Mr Throssell said.

For information or to express interest, go to tinyurl.com/khrscvp or call 9290 6696.