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Fire Prevention

Fire prevention enquiries should be directed to: 

Lisa Jamieson
Fire Prevention Officer
1 Market Square, Burra SA 5417
Phone: (08) 8892 0100
Email: ljamieson@goyder.sa.gov.au

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 2020/2021 Fire Danger Season will commence on the 15th of November 2020 and conclude on the 30th of April 2021 (unless otherwise declared by the South Australian Country Fire Service).
Fire Restrictions during the Fire Danger Season
Once the Fire Danger Season has begun, there are strict controls on the lighting of fires and the use of certain tools in the open.
These restrictions remain in place for the entire Fire Danger Season.
To find out what you can and can’t do during Fire Danger Season and on a Total Fire Ban day, click on the link below:
CFS

Obligations of Landowners - Section 105F

Pursuant 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; and
b) 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 Measures

The following list of Service Providers is a general guide.

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.

Contractor

Phone number

Town

Don Mercer Lawn Mowing

0429 812 056

All areas within The Goyder Council Region

Terowie Citizens Association

Ross 0413 003 586

Trevor 0427 971 234

Terowie

Farrell Flat Management Committee

Brian 0407 915 552

Anne 0417 814 164

Farrell Flat

David Carter Mowing Services

8581 1297

0427 811 297

Based in Eudunda

Will quote all areas within The Goyder Council Region

Priority Garden Maintenance

Mike 0417 359 156

Eudunda and Robertstown

John Jones

0427 922 402

Burra

P & J Garden Maintenance ServicesPaul 0417 130 301

All areas within The Goyder Council Region

Please note that The Regional Council of Goyder bears no responsibility for the service and/or works provided, or the costs associated with that service

Negotiations regarding work to be done, price, job satisfaction, etc. are to be communicated directly between the property owner and the contractor.

If you are a local Contractor and you would like your name to be added to this list, please contact Council on 8892 0100 or council@goyder.sa.gov.au

Fire Permits

Fire Permits are required for any fire during the Fire Danger Season.

Authorised Fire Permit Officers for the Regional Council of Goyder area:

BurraLisa Jamieson8892 0100
HallettMerv Robinson0417 863 450
Mt BryanAndy Thomas8893 4011
0409 934 011
Regional Prevention Officer for CFS - Region 4Quinton Kessner8642 2399
0419 482 905

Useful information

Websites

Visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au for information on current incidents, warnings, fire danger ratings and fire bans.

You can also visit the CFS social media pages, contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361 and / or subscribe to the CFS mailing list to stay informed.

You can also download the CFS FireApp or use the CFS facebook page to stay informed.
Further bushfire safety information is available by contacting the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361
Further relevant information can be found on the following websites: