March 23rd, 2022Fire danger period over for Macedon Ranges
Macedon Ranges Shire Council has been advised by the Country Fire Authority that the Fire Danger Period for the shire ended at 1am on Monday 21 March.
Residents wishing to burn-off now, must ensure they are abiding by Council local laws which prevent burn-offs on land less than 4000 square metres (one acre) without a permit. Residents must also register their burn by calling 1800 668 511.
With significant amounts of debris left over from the June 2021 storms, Council requests residents be mindful that burn piles do not exceed the size conducive to their land as set out in the local laws.
Council’s Director of Assets and Operations, Shane Waldron, said residents should consider a number of factors before burning off.
“It is important to keep an eye on weather conditions that may change throughout your burn off. Watch for overhead branches before igniting your burn pile and ensure you have an adequate water supply on hand,” he said.
Free disposal of green waste excluding noxious weeds, is also available at Council’s transfer stations.
Large landholders who would like to conduct a burn outside of council laws should call Council’s Municipal Fire Prevention Officer on 5422 0333 to discuss applying for a free permit to burn.
For more information visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/burning-off