Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban Declared from 9am to 4pm Saturday 24 February 2024

Published on Friday, 23 February 2024 at 6:18:58 PM

Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban declared for the Shire of Carnarvon from 9am to 4pm on Saturday the 24 February 2024
Activities Not Permitted During the Period of This 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 an engine vehicle, plant, equipment, or machinery powered by an internal combustion engine on land containing vegetation (off-road) is likely to start a bushfire or contribute to the spread of a bushfire.
Activities Permitted During the Period of This Ban
• Movement of Vehicles on “gazetted roads” (as described in Bush Fires regulation 24A (1) and Road Traffic Act 1974 section 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)
For more information on Total Fire Bans please follow this link https://rebrand.ly/Total-Fire-Ban-FAQs