Harvest, Hot Works & Vehicle Movement Ban - 8 December 2020

Published on Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 11:00:00 AM

Harvest, Hot Works & Vehicle Movement Ban - 8 December 2020

A Harvest, Hot Works & Vehicle Movement Ban is in place until 3:00pm today, 8 December 2020 - the following applies:

Activities not permitted during the period of a ban 

  • Harvesting operations are not permitted,
  • Any “hot works” (e.g. welding, grinding, cutting, heating etc) in the “open air” are not permitted, (note—these activities are not permitted during the term of any Total Fire Ban).
  • Other – Use or operation of any engine, vehicle, motor bike, quad bike, plant, equipment or machinery such as mowers, chainsaws, trimmers, blowers and the like in the area likely to cause a bush fire or contribute to the spread of a bush fire.

Activities permitted during the period of a ban

  • Movement of Vehicles on “gazetted roads” (as described in the Bush Fires Regulations r. 24A(1) and Road Traffic Act 1974 s. 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.
  • 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)

The ban will be review at 14:00.

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