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Total Fire Ban

I, Erin Tassell, authorised Bush Fire Control Officer of the City of Gosnells, hereby declare a ban on the use or operation of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery  for Monday 16 December 2019 from 1000 hours (10:00am) until 1800 hours (6:00pm) for the whole of the City of Gosnells.

This Ban will be reviewed by periodically throughout the day, at which time further advice may be issued.

ACTIVITIES NOT PERMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE BAN.

• Harvesting operations

• Any hot works such as welding, grinding, cutting, or heating in the open air

• Other – Use or operation of any engine, vehicle, plant, equipment or machinery in the area likely to cause a bush fire or contribute to the spread of a bush fire.

ACTIVITIES PERMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE BAN

• Movement of Vehicles on gazetted roads (as described in the 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 bushfire danger.

• Use or operation 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)

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