City of Rockingham Health Local Law 1996 - Burning of Rubbish or Refuse
The following is taken from the City of Rockingham Health Local Law 1996 at clause 49:
"A person shall not, without the written approval of the local government; and except in accordance with the terms and conditions to which the approval is subject, set fire to, or cause to be set on fire, any rubbish or refuse either in any incinerator; or on the ground.
An approval of the local government shall be issued subject to the following conditions:
- The material to be burnt:
- does not include any plastic, rubber, food scraps, green garden cuttings or other material when burnt
- is of such quantity, or of such a nature, as not to be suitable for removal by the local government’s refuse collection service
- There is no other appropriate means of disposal;
- Burning shall not take place during any period for which an air dispersion alert has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology; or where this is no current dispersion alert, outside the hours of 10am to 3pm
- An incinerator must meet the standards specified by the local government; an incinerator unit used for fire must be located at least two metres from a fence or building, at least nine metres from a neighbourhood dwelling and in such a position so as not to create a nuisance or be offensive to other persons."
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Camping, heating and cooking
Solid fuel devices such as fire pits, chimineas, barbecues and pizza ovens are allowed in the following conditions:
- when a Total Fire Ban has not been declared
- when the fire danger rating is not High, Extreme or Catastrophic
- a 3m clearance in radius has been established, clear of all bush and flammable material
- where smoke is controlled so as not to be a nuisance.
Enclosed gas fired devices are exempt and are allowed at any time.
Can I have a fire on a beach?
No fires are allowed at any time on any of the City of Rockingham beaches.
Grass tree management
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has a useful information sheet on the effective management of grass trees.
The information sheet is designed to build a greater understanding of how to best manage both the bushfire hazard and wildlife habitat values of grass trees.