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Restricted Burning Period

This Shire of Capel wishes to advise that from the 29th March 2017 we will be entering into our Restricted Burning Period (Permits Required to Burn) through until the 26th April (inclusive).

Initially however, permits will only be issued to farmers for genuine pasture burns only. Farmers will need to contact their local Fire Control Officer to obtain a Permit to Burn and then register their permit number and details with the Shire’s reception team by calling 9727 0222 during business hours.

General burning of the bush, or piles of “pushed up” material will not be permitted until conditions change further so as to sufficiently decrease the likely rate of spread of fires. Notice will be given when this change has occurred.

The Restricted Burning Period is a great opportunity to clear out dead branches, tree limbs etc. from your land without having to take them to landfill. This in turn helps you to reduce the potential fuel load on your land for the next fire season, and reduce any potential flying debris for the coming winter storm season, keeping you and your family safer. For more information regarding preparing your property for these situations, visit the ‘Are You Prepared?’ section of our website.

Extension of Prohibited Burning Period

The Shire of Capel wishes to advise that the Prohibited Burning Period has been extended from the 14th March 2017 to the 28th March 2017 (inclusive) due to seasonal weather conditions.

This extension will be reviewed again at that date.

A copy of the notice can be viewed via the below link.

Notice of Extension of Prohibited Burning Period