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Thursday 9 March, 2017
stubble burning after 1.00pm is now permitted in the district, following a
review of the Restricted Fire Season Status in place throughout Mid-South
can now burn crop residue at any time of day, but must continue to meet all
other conditions included in the fire restriction.
the recent rain and cooler weather, the risk of crop stubble fires getting away
is lower than before. Whilst this particular part of the restriction has been
changed, it is critical the community continues to heed all other conditions
included in the fire restriction,” Emergency Management Officer Don Geddes
updated version of the Crop Residue Burning Code of Practice is now available
on the Council website, and farmers are encouraged to familiarise themselves
with the conditions it sets out.
Restricted Fire Season was declared in the district on 28 February, which
included a prohibition on crop stubble burning after 1.00pm each day. That
condition is no longer in place.