Category Archives: Community Updates

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Reminder: You are NOT allowed to burn off during the Fire Danger Period

We’d just like to inform everyone that we are still within the Fire Danger Period. This means, you are NOT allowed to burn off in the open air without a permit.

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Fire Danger Period Continues for Mornington Peninsula Shire

The Fire Danger Period is based on local conditions that lead to increased fire risk for your location.

This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements.

If you don’t obtain a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted.  Penalties include a fine up to $19,028 and/or 12 months imprisonment.

For further information contact Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.

All burn-offs should be registered with ESTA on 1800 668 511.

Knowledge is the best tool when it comes to fighting fires; help spread this information by talking to your family, friends and neighbours.

Stay safe this summer.


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Fire Danger Period Commenced & Fire Restrictions Enforced

Mt Eliza Fire Brigade would like to advise the Fire Danger Period has commenced as of Monday 18th December, 2017 until further notice.

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Open Air Burning Laws for October 2017

Before Burning Off:  Please ensure you abide by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council bylaws and current fire restrictions

Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Open Air Burning Local Law regulates burning off outside of the Declared Fire Danger Period. As per previous years, restrictions will be eased during the month of October 2017 to enable landowners on smaller properties to burn off for fire prevention purposes.

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New road rule: Passing stopped enforcement, emergency and escort vehicles with flashing lights

Slow down for emergency services with flashing red, blue or magenta lights or sirens.

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PRODUCT RECALL: Oil Column Heater

Product Recall for Moretti 11 Fin Oil Column Heater Model No. MC35B2, Batch 12/16 (OLN 9532, OLN 9539).

This product was sold via Bunnings Warehouse nationally between February and April 2017.

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Conclusion of the 2016/2017 Fire Danger Period

CFA has concluded the Fire Danger Period for Mornington Peninsula Shire as of 1:00am Monday 27th March 2017.

Any fire lit in the open air must comply with Mornington Peninsula Shire’s By Laws.

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Declaration of the Fire Danger Period for 2016/2017

The Fire Danger Period will commence at 1:00am Monday 19th December 2016.

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Bushfire Information Session – 23rd October 2016 @ 10:00am

A bushfire information session will be held at Mt Eliza Fire Station on Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 10:00am.

If you are a Mount Eliza resident, we urge you to make all efforts to attend.

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Changes to Open Air Burning Off Laws for October 2016

Before Burning Off:  Please ensure you abide by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council bylaws and current fire restrictions

Mornington Peninsula Shire will ease burn off restrictions on small properties throughout October 2016 to allow residents to burn off for fire prevention purposes.

For the month of October 2016 Open Air Burning is permitted only on Fridays and Saturdays between 9am and 4pm on land less than 1500 square metres provided that:

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