The Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2010 lists Richmond Valley Council in Schedule 8 of the regulation. This prohibits backyard burning in residential areas, including rural residential, across the local government area unless the prior approval of Council is obtained.
The regulation does not prohibit cooking or barbecuing in the open, or to light, maintain or use a fire for recreational purposes such as camping, picnicking, scouting or other similar outdoor activities, so long as only dry seasoned wood, liquid petroleum gas, natural gas or proprietary barbecue fuel is used.
For further information, contact Council’s Environment and Regulatory Control team on 02 6660 0300.
Residents are reminded of their responsibility to obtain a permit from the Officer in Charge prior to the lighting of fires of any type (except constructed wood or gas barbecues) during the period 1 September to 31 March of each year, unless otherwise varied, from the following Fire Stations:-
- Casino: 02 6662 6051
- Coraki: 02 6683 2223
- Evans Head: 02 6682 4400
Other villages and rural areas, please contact the Rural Fire Service on 02 6663 0000.