Under the provisions of the EPA Burning Policy 1994. Lighting or maintaining fires in the open or in incinerators is prohibited on domestic premises
Fires are permitted when used principally for the preparation of food or beverages or the heating of a potable liquid (eg. sauce).
A fire is not permitted to boil water for the purpose of sterilising containers to store the potable food or liquid. A gas ring on a gas bottle should be used for this purpose.
Burning of wood treated with chemical preservatives is completely prohibited.
The following heaters may be used to heat an area used for outdoor entertainment provided that the requirements listed for each heater are complied with.
Under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005, the owner of any land within the boundaries of Campbelltown City Council must take reasonable steps to protect property on the land from fire, and to prevent or inhibit the outbreak of fire, or the spread of fire.
Property owners must cut/slash, before 1st December, any grass, weeds or other growth, which may become flammable during the Fire Danger Season. Failure to comply with any notice issued by Council under Fire & Emergency Services Act 2005 to destroy flammable undergrowth will result in Council carrying out the work and recovering the cost from the land owner. The Fire Danger Season is from December 1st to April 30th each year.
Owners of vacant land are reminded they need to ensure that they maintain their blocks regularly throughout the year. Blocks that are not maintained become overgrown and attract vermin and illegal dumping which in turn can create a nuisance to neighbours.
Fireworks requests should be directed to: Safework SA, GPO Box 465, Adelaide SA 5001 8226 4885
For further information, contact Council’s Fire Prevention Officer on 8366 9252.