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Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban - Saturday 11 April 2020
Published Saturday, 11th April 2020
A ban on the use or operation of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery from 9am, Saturday 11 April until 6pm, Saturday 11 April 2020 for the whole of the City of Wanneroo.
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).
Tyron McMahon, as authorised Chief Bush Fire Control Officer for the City of Wanneroo has declared a ban on the use or operation of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery from 9am, Saturday 11 April until 6pm, Saturday 11 April 2020 for the whole of the City of Wanneroo..
ACTIVITIES NOT PERMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF THIS BAN
- Harvesting operations are not permitted;
- Any hot works (e.g. welding, grinding, cutting, heating etc) outside of a suitably enclosed area are not permitted, (note-these activities are not permitted during the term of any Total Fire Ban); and
- 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; and
- 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).
Chief Bush Fire Control Officer - City of Wanneroo
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