Shire of Mundaring: burning prohibited from December 1

Shire of Mundaring: burning prohibited from December 1

SHIRE of Mundaring residents are reminded burning is prohibited at all times from the first day of December.

Chief executive Jonathan Throssell said people had a responsibility to their community to abide by the rules.

“The restricted burning period runs from December 1 until March 31, subject to conditions; during this time there is to be no burning of any kind,” he said.

“The safety of our community is paramount.”

He said during the summer months, fires could start easily and result in devastating impacts, as seen witnessed in recent years.

“We ask all people who see a fire to call 000 and immediately report it.”

Mr Throssell urged residents to prepare their properties for the fire season.

He said until December 1, residents were permitted to burn single 1sq m piles after 6pm, providing they met conditions set out in the Shire’s fire and burning information booklet.

“There are also a range of alternatives to burning, including unlimited disposal of green waste at the waste transfer stations for ratepayers,” he said.

“In addition to preparing your property, you should have a fire plan in place which outlines what you and your family will do in the case of an emergency.”

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the Shire’s Test Your Bush Fire Survival Plan Day event, run through Facebook at 7pm on Tuesday, November 29.

The 30-minute exercise presents different scenarios every five minutes for families to put their bushfire plan to the test and make any adjustments where necessary.

For details, visit www.fb.com/shireofmundaring.