Fire Restrictions in Force

New Macedon Ranges Local Law No.10 sees tougher restrictions on burning off

New Macedon Ranges Local Law No.10 sees tougher restrictions on burning off

Earlier this month the Macedon Ranges Shire Council introduced a new set of Local Laws (Local Law No. 10). The new set of laws covers a range of activities that impact on the amenity of our community, such as animal keeping, activities on roads and streets, consumption of alcohol in public places, street furniture, and in particular…burning off and lighting fires.

One of the major changes to these laws sees an all-year-round restriction placed on lighting fires in the open air on properties smaller than 1 acre (4,000 square meters). The new law which was enacted on 1st October 2013 states that residents living in the Macedon Ranges “…must not, without a permit, light a fire in the open air on land, including in an incinerator, where the land size is less than 4,000 square metres (~ 1 Acre )”.

However in a media release issued by council today, the new burning off restrictions that were recently introduced will be lifted during the month of November for those residents living on land less than 4,000 square metres (~ 1 Acre ). This will enable landowners to prepare their property for the fire season

A copy of the new local law can be found on the Macedon Ranges Shire Council website.

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