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The City does not provide extensions for work orders unless; A) a contractor has been engaged to complete the works on your behalf - NOTE: Contractor will need to notify the City on your behalf, advising of when the prescribed works are to be completed.
The prescribed works must be completed as soon as possible; or B) The resident is waiting on a skip bin from the City, in which case they will have to provide the City with an email copy of Cleanaway’s confirmation. These extensions will only
be granted via written confirmation from the City.
Under S39(1) Special powers of bush fire control officers, Subject to the provisions of this Act a bush fire control officer appointed under this Act by a local government may, in the exercise of his functions and the performance of his duties under this
Act, do all or any of the following things — (b) enter any land or building, whether private property or not; and (d) cause fire-breaks to be ploughed or cleared on land, whether private land or not, and take such other appropriate measures
on the land as he may deem necessary for the purpose of controlling or extinguishing a bush fire or for preventing the spread or extension of the fire.
If you refuse to do the work, you may be issued with an infringement. The City may employ a contractor to carry out the prescribed works on High Risk, non-compliant properties, which will be charged to the property owner. Additionally, the City may prosecute
you under the Bush Fires Act 1954 in Court, were you may face up to $5,000 in penalties and associated costs.
To ensure a safe and resilient community and to help control and prevent the spread of fire.
The entire City is subject to the annual Notice. We have multiple Fire Hazard Inspectors that conduct the inspections simultaneously across the City of Kalamunda. These inspections commence on 1 of November annually.
Please go to the City’s website where you can lodge an online request. A Fire Hazard Inspector will then investigate the request and if deemed to be a fire risk, the appropriate action will be taken.
Please refer to the City’s 'Street Tree and Streetscape Policy' or contact the City Parks Team on (08) 9257 9809
In relation to overhanging branches, the Dividing Fences Act 1961 and the Citizens Advice Bureau provides residence assistance in these instances. Local Government
is generally not involved in relation to trees on boundaries of private property as there is existing legislation and mechanisms in place to manage these issues. The City’s Overhanging Branched and Tree Root fact sheet contains more information and is available to all residents.
The Use of Solid Fuel BBQ, Pizza Oven and Smokers during the prohibited Fire Season fact sheet outlines when these can be used during
Total Fire Bans and Harvest and Vehicle Bans. Solid Fuel refers to the product used to fuel the fire, examples are dry wood, dry paper, synthetic char or charcoal type fuel. Solid fuels doesn’t include gas or liquid.YOU CAN USE:
YOU CAN NOT USE
Total Fire Bans are declared by the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) during times of extreme weather conditions or when the possibility of widespread bushfires may impact heavily on resources.Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans
are declared by the City (by the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer) and limits the operation of machinery and plant equipment likely to cause a fire when operated over or near flammable material, dry grass, stubble or bush.
The responsibility remains
on the individual to ensure that the activity undertaken will not cause a fire, and that a ban is not currently in place.
PENALTIES APPLY IF YOU IGNORE OR COMMIT AN OFFENCE DURING AN ACTIVE BAN IN YOUR LOCALITY.
Refer to the Fire Definitions section for full details including prohibited activities.
If you have a question that is not answered above, let us know by phone (08) 9257 9999 or email.