Permits to burn

2 March 2018 - Media release

Campaspe Shire Council is now accepting, and starting the processing of, Permit to Burn applications in advance of the safe burn period being advised.

Local government processes Permit to Burn applications on behalf of the CFA and once the fire danger period is declared each year, the lighting of fires is prohibited unless authorised by the issue of a permit.

Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston said landowners have three options for permits. Apply through council at a cost of $70, apply through the Country Fire Authority (CFA) at no cost, or wait until the fire danger period is over.

“While council will accept and start the processing of applications, no permit will be issued until the CFA confirms that burning can occur,” Cr Weston said.

“Opening up applications now, allows for the processing to start, including any onsite inspection that may be required.”

Council has written to previous Permit to Burn applicants advising that applications will now be accepted.

Information and application forms for permits are available on council’s website. Applications require a map to be attached detailing the area to be burned, including the closest roads.