Residents are reminded that fire rules are published annually and these rules require that vacant land within the Town be cleared prior to 1 November of each year, and owners are required to maintain their land to keep it free of flammable material until 31 March of the following year.
Notice to all owners and/or occupiers of land in the Town of Mosman Park.
Pursuant to the powers contained in Section 33 of the above Act, you are hereby required on or before 1 November of each year or within fourteen days of the date of you becoming an owner or occupier, should this be after 1 November, and thereafter up to and including 31 March the following year to clear all flammable materials, immediately inside all external boundaries of the land and also immediately surrounding all buildings situated on the land.
If it is considered to be impracticable for any reason to clear firebreaks as required by this notice, you may apply to the Council or its duly authorised officer not later than 15 November, for permission to provide firebreaks in alternative positions on the land. If the Council or its duly authorised officer does not grant permission, you shall comply with the requirements of this notice.
The Penalty for failing to comply with this notice is a fine OF UP TO $5,000.00 and a person in default is also liable, whether prosecuted or not, to pay the cost of performing the work directed in this notice if it is not carried out by the owner or occupier by the date required by this notice.
The requirements of this notice should be carried out by means other than burning e.g., mowing and rotary hoeing.
Burning Rubbish or Refuse
A person shall not:
(a) Without the written approval of the Executive Manager Regulatory Services, and
(b) Except in accordance with the terms and conditions to which the approval is subject, set fire to, or cause to be set on fire, any rubbish or refuse either;
(i) In any incinerator, or
(ii) On the ground.
Total Fire Bans
During a Total Fire Ban you are not allowed to light, maintain or use a fire in the open air, or to carry out any activity in the open air that causes, or is likely to cause, a fire.
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