Fire Danger Season 2013-2014
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Council Bushfire Prevention Plan
The Bushfire Prevention Plan, which covers the entire Regional Council of Goyder area, provides the framework and guidelines for all landholders, private and public, for bushfire prevention. The Plan is prepared pursuant to Section 73A of the Fire and Emergency Services Act, 2005, and in recognition of the need to protect life and reduce the impact of bushfires on property and the environment within our area.
Aims and Objectives of the Plan
The Plan aims :
- To protect life and property throughout the Regional Council of Goyder.
- To reduce or, where possible, eliminate the risk of bushfires starting.
- To reduce or, where possible, eliminate the impact of bushfires on life, property and assets.
- To reduce risks to firefighting personnel.
- To strategically reduce fuel hazards and inhibit the rate of spread of bushfires.
- To encourage community bushfire prevention and protection whilst ensuring sound land management and environmental principles are taken into account.
- To minimise environmental damage from bushfires.
This Objectives of the Plan are to :
- Establish standards of Bushfire Prevention appropriate to the risk and hazard within the Regional Council of Goyder.
- Define the assets located within the region and highlight those under greatest threat.
- Define areas of hazard and risk within the Regional Council of Goyder.
- Define fire prevention responsibilities for all sectors of the community.
- Set out requirements and responsibilities for hazard management throughout the region.
- Set out requirements and responsibilities for risk management throughout the region.
- Propose fire prevention actions throughout the region that have due regard for the environment, and sound land management principles.
- Provide a detailed list of recommended prevention works for townships, settlements, and other major assets within the Goyder Council area.
- Foster links with adjoining Councils to provide a regional approach to bushfire prevention through cooperation and identification of measures to be included in the Regional Bushfire Prevention Plan.
- Promote and enhance Community awareness of fire threat and fire prevention throughout the Regional Council of Goyder.
The Plan covers :
Physical Description - Regional Council of Goyder Area
- Land Use
- Settlement Patterns
- Land Tenure
- Days of Extreme Fire Danger
- Water Supplies
- Community and District Assets
Fire Problem Description
- Fire History
- Fire Hazard
- Current Hazard Management
- Fire Risk
- Risk Management
Regional Fire Threat
- Rural Areas
- Public Lands
Region Fire Prevention Strategies
- Fire Hazard Management
- Fire Risk Management
- Buffer Zones
- Fire Breaks
- Fire Access
- Water Supplies
- Public Education
- Township and Rural Action Plans
- Community Assets
- Fire Hazard Management
- Fire Breaks/Buffer Zones
- Fire Risk Reduction
- Water Supply
- Refuge Areas
- Permit Conditions
- Authorised Permit Officers
- Codes of Practice
The Plan is reviewed regularly for presentation to Council. The current Plan was adopted by Council at its meeting held on 19 March 2013, and the Goyder Council Fire Prevention Officer is responsible for implementing the Plan.
This Plan has been formulated in conjunction with the State Bushfire Management Plan and endorsed by the Flinders, Mid North and Yorke Bushfire Management Committee.
A copy of this Plan is held at both Council offices at Burra and Eudunda.
An indexed version is also available for online viewing by clicking on the following link. The Figures and Maps referred to in the document are provided separately for reference.
Bushfire Prevention Plan (374 kb)
Conditions Applying during the Fire Danger Season
The following conditions apply during the Fire Danger Season and MUST be adhered to :
- No burning on days of total fire ban for the Mid North fire ban district.
- No burning off anytime on Saturdays, Sundays or Public Holidays.
- All burning off during the fire danger season requires a Schedule 9 permit (permits can be issued no less than 2 hours before lighting).
- No burning off permits issued between 24th December and the last day of February (inclusive).
- All fires are required to have a clearance of all flammable materials for a distance of 4 metres around and above the fire.
YOU MUST, not more than 24 hours and not less than 2 hours before, give notice of your intention to light a fire to :
- An officer of the local CFS, an officer of the Council, and Adelaide Fire.
- Any person who owns, occupies, or is in charge of land adjoining the land where the fire is to be lit, and who resides within 8 kilometres of the relevant land.
- Rural fires MUST NOT be lit before 10.00am and MUST BE completely extinguished before 10.00pm.
- Fires MUST BE lit on the leeward side of the wind to establish a protective break. Conditions on the permit also apply.
- Township fires, including incinerators MUST NOT be lit before 10.00am and MUST BE extinguished before 3.00pm. Incinerators MUST BE fitted with an efficient spark arrestor and lid and must have a clearance of all flammable materials for a distance of 4 metres around and above the fire.
- Any person wanting to do welding, angle grinding etc is required to comply with Regulation 41 of the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005. NB: If required on a day of Total Fire Ban, a Schedule 10 Permit should be sort from the Fire Prevention Officer and only in cases of emergency.
Fire Restrictions - "WORLDS END GORGE" formerly "Burra Creek Gorge" camping reserve, Section 244 Hundred of Bright
Pursuant to Section 79(1) & (2) of the Fire & Emergency Services Act 2005, the lighting and maintaining of solid fuel fires is prohibited during the Fire Danger Season.
The use of gas or electric cooking or heating appliances in this Reserve must be undertaken in accordance with Regulation 34(1) of the Fire & Emergency Services Act 2005.
There is a wealth of information, and links to related sites from the CFS site.
Further relevant information can be found on the following sites :
"Your Guide to Bushfire Safety 2012-2013"
is available from Council officers and Information Centres.