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Hot works and Vehicle Movement Ban, City of Wanneroo 9 December 2016

Published Friday, 9th December 2016

A ban on the use or operation of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery from 14:00 hours Friday 9 December 2016 until 20:00 hours Friday 9 December 2016 for the whole of the City of Wanneroo.

Hot works ban

City of Wanneroo - BUSH FIRES ACT 1954

Regulation 38A (Restricted and Prohibited Burning Times)

Use of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery likely to cause a bush fire. (Commonly referred to as Harvest and Movement of Vehicles in paddocks bans)

Blake Moore, an authorised Chief Bush Fire Control Officer of the City of Wanneroo hereby declare a ban on the use or operation of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery from 1400 hours Friday 9 December 2016 until 2000 hours Friday 9 December 2016 for the whole of the City of Wanneroo.

This Ban will be reviewed at 2000 hours on Friday 9 December 2016 at which time further advice may be issued.

ACTIVITIES NOT PERMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF THIS BAN 

  • Harvesting operations are not permitted, 
  • Any “hot works” (e.g. welding, grinding, cutting, heating etc) in the “open air” are not permitted, (note—these activities are not permitted during the term of any Total Fire Ban).
  • Other – Use or operation of any engine, vehicle, plant, equipment or machinery in the area likely to cause a bush fire or contribute to the spread of a bush fire.

ACTIVITIES PERMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF THIS BAN 

  • Movement of Vehicles on “gazetted roads” (as described in Bush Fires regulation 24A(1) and Road Traffic Act 1974 section 5.1). 
  • Movement of vehicles on a lane, driveway, yard or other area that provides access to, or a parking facility at, any residential, farming or business premises, if the area has been sufficiently cleared of inflammable material to prevent the escape of fire.
  • Use or operation of a vehicle if it is for the prevention of an immediate and serious risk to the health or safety of a person or livestock, and only if all reasonable precautions have been taken to prevent the activity from creating a bush fire danger. 
  • Use or operations of vehicles and undertaking of “hot works” by those persons holding a current Exemption under Bush Fires Act 1954 s. 22C (Exemption from Total Fire Bans)

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