END TO BUSH FIRE DANGER PERIOD | NSW RFS
The statutory Bush Fire Danger Period in the Shoalhaven Local Government Area ended on Saturday 1 April 2017, fire permits will no longer be required for the Shoalhaven Local Government Area.
- Although fire permits are no longer required, property owners must still exercise caution and follow guidelines regarding the use of fire.
- Residents must notify neighbouring land owners and their local fire authority at least 24 hours before burning, as well as taking appropriate action to ensure containment and control of their fire so it doesn’t escape and cause damage.
- Penalties still apply for failing to notify that your intentions of lighting a fire and for allowing fires to escape.
- We encourage people to seek advice from their local NSW RFS Fire Control Centre on how to safely conduct hazard reduction activities such as slashing, trittering and burning, as well as how to prepare their homes for the next bush fire season.
Further information regarding hazard reduction can be found on the NSW RFS website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or by contacting the Shoalhaven Fire Control Centre on (02) 4424 4424.