Approval to create air pollution

Do you have a pile to burn?

Council has a No Burn Policy(PDF, 143KB) for our municipality.

We only consider applications to burn piles of vegetation on properties over 1 acre that carry out rural activities.

Approval is subject to a Ranger inspection.

Our Rangers will look at the material to be burnt and the impact a burn may have on the local air quality.

Pile burning of dry and dead vegetation is not the best method of disposal.

We encourage re-use, recycling, composting, or disposal at the Minnamurra Waste & Recycling Facility.

Piles must be constructed in keeping with the NSW Rural Fire Service's standards for pile burning.

They must not contain any prohibited material.

Outside Bush Fire Danger Period (1 April to 30 September)

Step 2.Rangers will organise an inspection time with you

Step 3.Rangers will visit your property

Our Rangers will inspect your pile to ensure it meets the NSW RFS Guidelines for Pile Burning.

Further inspections may be needed if your pile doesn't comply.

Step 4.We'll email your permit approval

Step 5.Contact the NSW RFS 24 hours before your burn

You must contact the NSW RFS on (02) 4230 8200 to let them know about your burn and get their approval.

During Bush Fire Danger Period (1 October to 31 March)

Step 1.Contact the NSW RFS to request approval

You must contact the NSW RFS to request a Fire Permit to burn during the Bush Fire Danger Period.

Step 2.Submit our form:

Approval to create air pollution form(PDF, 260KB)

You must include a copy of your approved NSW RFS Fire Permit.

Step 3.Rangers will organise an inspection time with you

Step 4.Rangers will visit your property

Our Rangers will inspect your pile to ensure it meets the NSW RFS Guidelines for Pile Burning.

Further inspections may be needed if your pile doesn't comply.

Step 5.We'll email your permit approval

Step 6.Contact the NSW RFS 24 hours before your burn

You must contact the NSW RFS on (02) 4230 8200 to let them know about your burn and get their approval.