Draft Control of Open Burning Policy

Submissions closing on 16 April 2021, 5:00PM

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We're reviewing the Control of Open Burning (Dead and Dry Vegetative Material) Policy which outlines under what conditions an approval to burn in the open can be granted.

It applies to all open burning, backyard burning and pile burning within the Cessnock local government area.

We're proposing changes to address administrative matters and improve clarity around the scope of the policy and roles of Council, NSW Environmental Protection Authority and the relevant fire authorities.

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This policy is part of our commitment to promoting safe communities, a key objective of the Cessnock 2027 Community Strategic Plan.

Submissions are NOT kept confidential. Council releases submissions when a request is made in accordance with Privacy Laws and the relevant provisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. When a submission is released by law, Council routinely withholds contact numbers, email addresses and signatures. Should you wish for all personal details or any information that may identify you to be withheld from the public, please advise Council of this in your submission.