The NSW Rural Fire Service in the Palerang and Queanbeyan areas has taken the decision to suspend all Fire Permit issuing until further notice. The hot and dry conditions over the past month are predicted to continue into January having contributed to a number of days of Very High Fire Danger or above during December. At this high point in the season the risk of unpredictable fire behaviour has been determined to outweigh the hazard reduction benefits. There are many other ways to prepare your property and family, be mindful if mowing or slashing there are requirements to have suitable firefighting equipment on hand in case of unintended ignition of grass from hot machinery or sparks.
Queries around fire permits, or for permits in other areas, please contact the Zone/District Office.
http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/about-us/contact-us/fcc (Lake George Office). #NSWRFS