Fire Hazard Reduction Notice

Bushfire Act 1954 Section 33

Notice to Owners and Occupiers of land within the City of Kalamunda

Compliance due by:
1 November 2022
Assessments commence from:
1 November 2022

The works outlined below must be completed by 1 November 2022 and maintained in this state up to and including 31 March 2023. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Fines and work orders will be issued from 1 November 2022

Pursuant to Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954 (WA), the City of Kalamunda (City) gives written notice to act as specified in this notice to land that you own and/or occupy and with respect to any matter which is upon the land that you own and/or occupy within the City.

Failure or neglect to comply with this notice is an offence and can result in a penalty of up to $5000.

The City’s Fire Control Officers are authorised under the Bush Fires Act 1954 (WA) (Act) and have powers to enter land pursuant to Section 14 of the Act. The City advises that its officers, servants, workmen, contractors, vehicles, machinery, and appliances (as the officers deem fit) may carry out the requisitions of this notice that are not complied with by 1 November 2022, and any costs and expenses incurred may be recovered from you as the owner and/or occupier of the land.

All land with an area of less than 4000 square metres
All land with a total area of 4000 square metres or more
Additional works
Environmental sensitivities and modifying land
Fire Hazard Assessments
Engaging Contractors
Where is the Notice distributed and available?
Reduction Notice Definitions

Variation to the Fire Hazard Reduction Notice

If you consider, for any reason, that it is impractical to meet the requirements as per the current Notice, you may apply to request authorisation to employ other methods of fire prevention on your land.

You may apply to the City for a variation no later than 1 October 2022. Note: A variation is not an exemption but an application to employ other methods of property preparedness to land that you own and/or occupy.

An administration fee applies for applications received after 1 October 2022. If your application is not granted you must comply with all requirements outlined in the Fire Hazard Reduction Notice 2022/2023.
Find out more here about variations and how to apply here.

Further Information

Contact City of Kalamunda Community Safety team on (08) 9257 9999 or email us at enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

© City of Kalamunda 2022