As of 1am on Monday 8th December, fire restrictions came into effect across the Macedon Ranges Shire Council. This is not the case for the adjacent Hume City Council municipality where fire restrictions were introduced one week earlier on Monday 1st December.
Residents from Riddells Creek and the surrounding areas are reminded that burning off in the open air without a written permit from the council will be prohibited from 8th December. Unless removed earlier, restrictions will be in place until 1 May 2015.
In addition to the regulations relating to burning off, there are also a number of other restrictions that apply during the coming summer months and details relating to these restrictions can be found in a copy of CFA’s Can I or Can’t I guide.