Permits to burn during the Declared Fire Danger Period will be issued shortly to landowners who have made an application to conduct controlled burning within the shire.
These permits are only issued for agricultural purposes to assist farmers in the removal of weeds and stubble.
The permits are issued with strict conditions and heavy penalties apply to permit holders who breach these conditions.
Stubble burns may be inspected by Victoria Police, the CFA or Council officers.
Smoke may be visible throughout the shire.
Lighting a fire without a permit during the Fire Danger Period can result in fines over $19,000.00 and or 12 months imprisonment.
If you believe that the fire is not a controlled burn call 000 immediately.