Fire prevention enquiries should be directed to:Lisa JamiesonFire Prevention Officer1 Market Square, Burra SA 5417Phone:
When is the Fire Danger Season?The entire Regional Council of Goyder area is located within the MID NORTH Fire Ban District. The Fire Danger Season in the MID NORTH usually commences on the 15th of November each year and concludes on the 30th of April (inclusive) each year.The
Obligations of Landowners - Section 105FPursuant to Section 105F of the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005, an owner of private land must take reasonable steps –(a) To prevent or inhibit the outbreak of fire on the land; and(b) To prevent or inhibit the spread of fire through the land; and(c) To protect property on the land from fire; and(d) To minimise the threat to human life from a fire on the land.In an effort to reduce the risk of a fire during the Fire Danger Season, Council’s Fire Prevention Officer issues Bushfire Hazard Reduction 105F Compliance notices (pursuant to the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005) to land owners requiring them to reduce the fuel loads on their property.If you fail to comply with a requirement of the Bushfire Hazard Reduction 105F Compliance notice –a) You may be liable to a significant fine (A maximum penalty of $10,000) or an expiation fee of $315; andb) The Regional Council of Goyder may arrange for a contractor to carry out the work required by the notice and recover the full costs against you, plus a $25 admin fee (Inclusive of GST)Property owners are required to maintain their properties throughout the entire Fire Danger Season.
Preparing your property for the Fire Danger Season
Keeping your home and property well prepared throughout the year is essential to ensure you survive a bushfire. A well prepared home is more likely to survive a bushfire than one that hasn't been prepared.
A well prepared home:
· Can be easier for you or firefighters to defend
· Is more likely to survive, even if you're not there
· Is less likely to put your neighbours' homes at risk
· Will give you more protection if a fire threatens suddenly and you cannot leave or have to take shelter
Ways to protect your home:
· Cut/mow grass so that it is no higher than 100 mm (4 Inches)
· Remove any flammable material from around your home, including cleaning out gutters.
· Clear away dead undergrowth and fallen branches.
· Ensure that any firewood is stored well away from your home and outbuildings.
· Ensure that your property is clearly numbered so that it can be easily found by Emergency Services
should the need arise.
· Trim excess vegetation along driveways and firebreaks, including any overhanging branches, to provide easy access for firefighting appliances. As a guide, the CFS requires a minimum clearance of 3.5 metres wide x 3.5 metres high.
· Protect your assets with adequate home and contents insurance
Contractors for Fire Prevention MeasuresThe following list of Service Providers is a general guide only.These are only some of the services offered within the Goyder Council area.Other providers are available and can be located in the Yellow Pages or online.Don's Mowing Services - Don Mercer
If you are a local Contractor and you would like your name to be added to this list, please contact Council on
Fire Permits are required for any fire during the Fire Danger Season.