Prohibition of Lighting or Sustaining a Flame in the Open Air

Published: Thursday, 7 November 2019 at 3:40:44 PM

Bush Fires Act 1954, Section 46

Prohibition of Lighting or Sustaining a Flame in the Open Air

Pursuant to section 46 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, the Chief Executive Officer for the Shire of Northam hereby prohibits the lighting or sustaining a flame in the open air effective from midnight on Thursday, 7th November 2019 until midnight Sunday, 10th November 2019, inclusive for the whole of the Shire of Northam District.

Any existing permits are suspended during this time, no new permits will be issued until the s46 is revoked.

Conditions will be monitored continuously and the prohibition will be reviewed and lifted once the threat to the community has passed.

ACTIVITIES NOT PERMITTED DURING THE SECTION 46 PROHIBITION

  • The lighting of a flame in the open air
  • Any activity that requires the lighting or sustaining of a flame in the open air including but not limited to, above or below ground fire pits, Bonfires, Incinerators, camping or cooking fires.
  • BBQ’s or Rotisseries that require the burning of a solid fuel e.g.: charcoal, wood etc.

ACTIVITIES PERMITTED DURING THE SECTION 46 PROHIBITION

  • Indoor Wood Heaters
  • Cooking with LPG flame that is enclosed.
  • LPG area/patio heaters

JASON WHITEAKER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SHIRE OF NORTHAM

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