'Burning Off' on Local Road Reserves & Other Council Controlled Reserves
Do you need an approval to burn off?
Is the land you wish to burn off a council road reserve or other council land? If yes you will need to apply for 'approval to burn' from North Burnett Regional Council. If you are not sure please contact Council's Environmental Department on 1300 696 272.
How do I apply for approval?
Download the application form and factsheet below or you can contact Council on 1300 696 272. You can submit the form by mail, email, fax or in person at any NBRC office. See the contacts page for the relevant contact details.
How long does it take?
Council endeavours to process your application within 10 business days. A letter of approval will be mailed to you with any approval conditions.
How long is the approval valid for?
Your approval to burn will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
Don't forget to get a fire permit from your local fire warden as per normal.
In accordance with schedule 60 of the Local Government Act 2009, North Burnett Regional Council is responsible for the management of all local rural roads within its boundary and therefore plays a key role in the conservation and management of remnant vegetation that exists within the roadside reserve.
It is the responsibility of Local Government and State Government Agencies under the Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990 to address potential vegetation fuel load problems in the road reserve.
Residents are advised that the procedure for obtaining permission to 'burn off' local road reserve or any other council control reserve is as follows:
For Further Information please contact our Environment Department on 1300 696 272