Draft Burning Permit Policy and Proposed Township Boundaries

Consultation has concluded

In July 2016 the new Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016 (the Policy) came into effect. Developed by the Environment Protection Authority, the Policy regulates air emissions including those from burning in the open. The intent of the Policy is to better protect and improve the health of South Australians and the environment through improved air quality.

The introduction of the Policy results in a number of changes to controls relating to burning in the open across the Council area. The most significant changes relate to the requirement for persons within the Adelaide metropolitan area, and within any township, to obtain a permit to:

  • burn vegetation for fire prevention or control,
  • burn agriculture or forestry waste, or
  • burn off vegetation for any other purpose.

Draft Burning Permit Policy
In response to the introduction of the Policy there is a need for us to develop and adopt a ‘Burning Permit Policy’ and ‘declare’ its township boundaries for the purposes of administering the Policy.

Please note, the proposed township boundaries have no effect on the application and administration of Council’s Development Plan and do not result in any changes to zoning or any other matter related to planning and development.

Council is currently seeking feedback on a draft Burning Permit Policy and proposed township boundaries.

More Information
For further detailed information on the proposed Policy and township boundaries, please refer to the:

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In July 2016 the new Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016 (the Policy) came into effect. Developed by the Environment Protection Authority, the Policy regulates air emissions including those from burning in the open. The intent of the Policy is to better protect and improve the health of South Australians and the environment through improved air quality.

The introduction of the Policy results in a number of changes to controls relating to burning in the open across the Council area. The most significant changes relate to the requirement for persons within the Adelaide metropolitan area, and within any township, to obtain a permit to:

  • burn vegetation for fire prevention or control,
  • burn agriculture or forestry waste, or
  • burn off vegetation for any other purpose.

Draft Burning Permit Policy
In response to the introduction of the Policy there is a need for us to develop and adopt a ‘Burning Permit Policy’ and ‘declare’ its township boundaries for the purposes of administering the Policy.

Please note, the proposed township boundaries have no effect on the application and administration of Council’s Development Plan and do not result in any changes to zoning or any other matter related to planning and development.

Council is currently seeking feedback on a draft Burning Permit Policy and proposed township boundaries.

More Information
For further detailed information on the proposed Policy and township boundaries, please refer to the:

Have your say
Get started by clicking on the survey tab below. If you don't have time now, why not share your thoughts on the Quick Thoughts tab?!