Draft Urban Backyard Burning of Vegetation Policy EXHIBITION

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Greenwaste being burnt. Smoke billowing.

Council's Backyard Burning of Vegetation Policy sets out where and how burning of vegetation from property maintenance can be done in order to maintain clean air and local amenity. We have recently undertaken a review of how the current policy is working and changes are now proposed.

Please take a look at the draft policy and provide comments by 5pm on 5 May 2017. ** Extended to 9am Monday 8 May 2017 **

Learn more about the proposed changes:


The draft policy has been developed by analysing customer requests about problem burning, the fires investigated, how people use the green bin and a community survey on burning.

The proposed changes aim to create an equitable policy across the shire and take into account:
  • Requests received from the community about excessive burning and smoke impacts
  • Changes in population density since the policy was last updated in 2002
  • The introduction of the green waste collection service which provides an alternative to burning
  • Requirements of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2010
Key changes include:
  • having the same rules for the villages and towns
  • changing the types of properties able to burn so that in the higher density areas there are distinct zones where burning does not occur in order to reduce the impact of burning on other people
  • making sure burning follows the Rural Fire Services Standards for Pile Burning

Share your thoughts! Complete an online submission form by 5 May 2017.


Council's Backyard Burning of Vegetation Policy sets out where and how burning of vegetation from property maintenance can be done in order to maintain clean air and local amenity. We have recently undertaken a review of how the current policy is working and changes are now proposed.

Please take a look at the draft policy and provide comments by 5pm on 5 May 2017. ** Extended to 9am Monday 8 May 2017 **

Learn more about the proposed changes:


The draft policy has been developed by analysing customer requests about problem burning, the fires investigated, how people use the green bin and a community survey on burning.

The proposed changes aim to create an equitable policy across the shire and take into account:
  • Requests received from the community about excessive burning and smoke impacts
  • Changes in population density since the policy was last updated in 2002
  • The introduction of the green waste collection service which provides an alternative to burning
  • Requirements of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2010
Key changes include:
  • having the same rules for the villages and towns
  • changing the types of properties able to burn so that in the higher density areas there are distinct zones where burning does not occur in order to reduce the impact of burning on other people
  • making sure burning follows the Rural Fire Services Standards for Pile Burning

Share your thoughts! Complete an online submission form by 5 May 2017.


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  • I answered my survey incorrectly - how do I change it?

    MMM asked about 2 years ago

    Hi there,

    The system doesn't allow you to edit a previous submission but we can do this for you in the generated spreadsheet report so please email your thoughts to Gillian.Sutherland-Harris@wsc.nsw.gov.au or call Gillian on 4868 0810.

    Regards,

    YourSayWingecarribee