This September the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder are urging landowners and occupiers to asses and take appropriate measures that ensure fire breaks meet the requirements in accordance of the Bush Fires Act 1954.
With warmer weather approaching, it is important to check that your property is bushfire ready. All owners and occupiers of land in the City are legally required to ensure they comply with firebreak and fire hazard requirements.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said, “Property owners and occupiers are required to reduce fire hazards on their property as far as reasonably practicable. You can achieve this by clearing all “flammable matter” to a height of no more than 50mm.”
Mr Walker added, “If you are unable to comply with the requirements you can request in writing to the City to undertake alternative measures to enable compliance. Be familiar with the burning periods in the district. It’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure you have taken the appropriate measures on your property and that you are compliant with bush fire restrictions throughout the year.”
Fires breaks and reduction measures must be installed buy 1 October 2018 and remain until 30 April 2019, there are burning restrictions in place from 1 October to 31 October each year. All burning is prohibited between 1 November 2018 and 31 March 2019. For further information you can check the City’s website www.ckb.wa.gov.au/firebreak.