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Fire Control

The gazette dates for the restrictive and prohibited burning times for the Shire of Coorow have been considered by Staff and relevant Fire Control Officers from the Coorow Brigade, Green Head Brigade, Leeman Brigade, Warradarge Brigade, and Chief Bush Fire Control Officer Kelvin Bean.

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Prohibited burning periods

Coastal  (From coast to Mudge Willocks Road)

No burning from 1 November 2021 until 14 February 2022 (Inclusive)

District (remainder)

No burning from 15 October 2021 until 14 February 2021 (Inclusive)

All burning is prohibited during this period


Prohibited and Restricted Burning Times

DATES SUBJECT TO SEASONAL CONDITIONS

PROHIBITED (NO BURNING ALLOWED)

1ST NOVEMBER TO THE 28TH FEBRUARY (ALL DATES INCLUSIVE) WHOLE SHIRE

RestRicted Burning Periods (Permits Required)

19TH sEPTEMBER TO THE 31ST mARCH (EXCLUSIVE OF pROHIBITED bURNING pERIOD) WHOLE SHIRE

During this period;

  • A permit is required to burn
  • Burning is prohibited on any day when the Fire Danger Rating reaches Very High, Severe, Extreme or Catastrophic
  • Burning is prohibited when a Total Fire Ban has been declared.

Firebreaks - Bush Fires Act 1954 (as amended)

Following is an overview of your legal requirements under the Bush Fires Act 1954. As a measure to assist in the control of bushfires, or preventing the spread or extension of a bushfire, all landowners/occupiers of land within the Shire of Coorow must ensure they meet requirements under Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act.
Notice is hereby given to all landowners/occupiers within the Shire of Coorow that you are required on or before 31 October to plough, scarify, cultivate or otherwise clear a firebreak and thereafter maintain clear of all flammable material up to and including 29 March as per requirements in relation to Section 33 of the above.

Preparing your firebreak 

Firebreaks are there to reduce the spread of a low-intensity fire and to provide safe access on your property for firefighters, so must be maintained and kept clear of all obstacles and flammable materials.

Firefighters need to be able to use the firebreak on days of strong winds or extreme conditions. It is generally accepted that a 3m firebreak will be unlikely to stop a wildfire, however, it assists firefighters. The more fire prevention work you undertake, the greater the chance of your family and property surviving a fire.

Such firebreaks may be constructed by one or more of the following methods:

  • Ploughing 
  • Cultivating 
  • Scarifying 
  • Raking 
  • Burning 
  • Chemical Spraying 
  • or another approved method

All property owners/occupiers must comply with this notice from 31 October each year and maintain the compliance until 29 March the following year.