Public Notice - Total Fire Ban Friday 8 January

Public Notice - Total Fire Ban Friday 8 January
8 January 2021

A total fire ban has been declared on the use or operation of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery for Friday 8th January 2021 between the hours of 00:01 and 23:59 hrs for the whole of the City of Kwinana.

BUSH FIRES ACT 1954

Regulation 38A (Restricted and Prohibited Burning Times)

Use of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery likely to cause a bush fire.
(Commonly referred to as Harvest and Movement of Vehicles in paddocks bans)

I, Rodney de San Miguel, an authorised Chief Bush Fire Control Officer of the City of Kwinana hereby declare a ban on the use or operation of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery for Friday 8th January 2021 between the hours of 00:01 and 23:59 hrs for the whole of the City of Kwinana.
This Ban will be reviewed during this period at which time further advice may be issued.

ACTIVITIES NOT PERMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF THIS BAN

  • Harvesting operations are not permitted,
  • Any “hot works” (e.g. welding, grinding, cutting, heating etc) in the “open air” are not permitted, (note—these activities are not permitted during the term of any Total Fire Ban).
  • Other – Use or operation of any engine, vehicle, plant, equipment or machinery in the area likely to cause a bush fire or contribute to the spread of a bush fire.

ACTIVITIES PERMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF THIS BAN

  • Movement of Vehicles on “gazetted roads” (as described in Bush Fires regulation 24A(1) and Road Traffic Act 1974 section 5.1)).
  • Movement of vehicles on a lane, driveway, yard or other area that provides access to, or a parking facility at, any residential, farming or business premises, if the area has been sufficiently cleared of inflammable material to prevent the escape of fire.
  • Use or operation of a vehicle if it is for the prevention of an immediate and serious risk to the health or safety of a person or livestock, and only if all reasonable precautions have been taken to prevent the activity from creating a bush fire danger.
  • Use or operations of vehicles and undertaking of “hot works” by those persons holding a current Exemption under Bush Fires Act 1954 s. 22C (Exemption from Total Fire Bans)

Rod de San Miguel
Chief Bush Fire Control Officer
City of Kwinana