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Hot Works, Harvest and Movement of Vehicles in paddocks ban - 25/26 Dec & 1 Jan

Published Friday, 23rd December 2016

A ban on the use or operation of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery from 00:00 hours Sun 25 to 23:59 Mon 26 Dec and 00:00 to 23:59 Sun 1 Jan for the whole of the City of Wanneroo

Fire

BUSH FIRES ACT 1954

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

I, 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 machinery or any 'Hot Works' will be imposed over the Christmas Period on the following days for the whole of the City of Wanneroo.

  • Sunday 25 December 2016 (00:00 – 23:59) 
  • Monday 26 December 2016 (00:00 – 23:59) 
  • 'Sunday 1 January 2017 (00:00 – 23:59) 

ACTIVITIES NOT PERMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE BAN

  • Harvesting operations are not permitted,
  • Any “hot works” (e.g. welding, grinding, cutting, heating etc) in the “open air” are not permitted,
  • 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 bushfire, including Off Road Motor Cycles or Buggies.
  • This includes the use of registered vehicles off a gazetted road or driveway for the purpose of accessing a place of residence and includes a ban of all off- road 4WD activities

ACTIVITIES PERMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE 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)

Blake Moore 31745
Blake Moore
A/Community Emergency Services Manager | Chief Bushfire Control Officer – Wanneroo

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