Permits to burn in Kanaru Court

In 2010 the City of Casey introduced a change to the Local Law requiring that all burning off in the municipality outside of the CFA declared Fire Danger Period required a permit issued by council.

The change was the result of a review that considered

  • the value of burning off vegetation waste as a means of fuel management
  • the concern in the community with regards to the effects of smoke
  • the risk of fire spreading and causing harm to adjoining properties
  • CFA responses to burn offs

By introducing a permitting system Council was able to provide a set of conditions under which burning off could occur that managed the risks while still allowing those with a need to manage fuel loads on their property effectively.

Over recent years there have been applications for permits to burn from several of the properties in Kanaru court. These applications have been refused on the grounds that it is primarily a residential area which is not in a declared Bushfire Prone Area.

When considering applications this year, Council officers undertook an internal review of previous applications. The review found that approximately 1 in 3 properties in the court have requested permits to burn over the last 5 years. With that in mind, Council then considered several other factors:

  • many of the properties in Kanaru Court have a high level of vegetation
  • there is no record of any complaints related to burning off in Kanaru Court
  • due to the terrain and shape of the court, smoke from burn offs in Kanaru Court are unlikely to affect properties in any other residential areas
  • there are no commercial sites in Kanaru Court

With the above factors considered, we are now seeking feedback from you as a resident of Kanaru Court on whether or not you would support property owners burning off vegetation for fuel reduction purposes on properties located within the court.

You can submit feedback by:

  • filling in the survey
  • emailing mgaroni@casey.vic.gov.au
  • contacting Mike Garoni by phone on 03 9750 5200
  • submitting a written response, addressed to Mike Garoni, to any Council office

In 2010 the City of Casey introduced a change to the Local Law requiring that all burning off in the municipality outside of the CFA declared Fire Danger Period required a permit issued by council.

The change was the result of a review that considered

  • the value of burning off vegetation waste as a means of fuel management
  • the concern in the community with regards to the effects of smoke
  • the risk of fire spreading and causing harm to adjoining properties
  • CFA responses to burn offs

By introducing a permitting system Council was able to provide a set of conditions under which burning off could occur that managed the risks while still allowing those with a need to manage fuel loads on their property effectively.

Over recent years there have been applications for permits to burn from several of the properties in Kanaru court. These applications have been refused on the grounds that it is primarily a residential area which is not in a declared Bushfire Prone Area.

When considering applications this year, Council officers undertook an internal review of previous applications. The review found that approximately 1 in 3 properties in the court have requested permits to burn over the last 5 years. With that in mind, Council then considered several other factors:

  • many of the properties in Kanaru Court have a high level of vegetation
  • there is no record of any complaints related to burning off in Kanaru Court
  • due to the terrain and shape of the court, smoke from burn offs in Kanaru Court are unlikely to affect properties in any other residential areas
  • there are no commercial sites in Kanaru Court

With the above factors considered, we are now seeking feedback from you as a resident of Kanaru Court on whether or not you would support property owners burning off vegetation for fuel reduction purposes on properties located within the court.

You can submit feedback by:

  • filling in the survey
  • emailing mgaroni@casey.vic.gov.au
  • contacting Mike Garoni by phone on 03 9750 5200
  • submitting a written response, addressed to Mike Garoni, to any Council office