Public Exhibition: Open Pile Burning Policy

Consultation has concluded

Pile for burning

** UPDATE TO EXHIBITION DOCUMENTS - 26 NOVEMBER 2018

Please note the following updates have been made to the draft Policy document originally provided for public exhibition:

  • Revised draft Policy now includes R5 Large Lot Residential as per the Council resolution 9 July 2018. Specifically D1 under Conditions of Consent
  • FAQ now include RU5 Village as per the exhibited Policy.

Recent media coverage suggests there is heightened public interest in this Policy. To provide the community with the opportunity to review these updates and provide or review their submission, the public exhibition period has been extended to 19 December 2018.

In accordance with the resolution of Central Coast Council on the 23 October 2017, the Draft Open Pile Burning Policy was placed on public exhibition to seek feedback from the community in order to create consistency in open pile burn process for Central Coast residents on the Central Coast. The Draft Policy was publicly exhibited for a period of 28 days between 11 January 2018 and 8 February 2018.

Central Coast Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 13 August 2018, resolved to defer implementation of the Draft Open Pile Burning Policy pending further public consultation on the proposed amendment to exclude the Environmental Zones from the self-approval process. The Draft Policy is being readvertised for a further 28 days with the exclusion of Environment zones.

Currently, open pile burning is permitted within the former Wyong Local Government Area until the 13 December 2018. The former Gosford City Council publicly exhibited a Draft Open Pile Burning Policy, however was never adopted.

In consultation with the NSW Rural Fire Service, a self-regulated approval process for pile burning is proposed to consolidate the provisions of the former Councils. The Draft Policy will enable residents in rural communities to manage their properties in term of bushfire management and support routine land management practices across the Central Coast.

This change affects all landowners with land parcels greater than 4000m2 and zoned either:

  • RE2 Private Recreation
  • R5 Large Lot Residential
  • RU1Primary Production
  • RU2 Rural Landscape
  • RU5 Village
  • RU6 Transition

The Draft Open Pile Burning Policy will be re-exhibited between the 8 November 2018 and 19 December 2018 at:

  • Wyong Office: 2 Hely Street , Wyong
  • Gosford Office: 49 Mann Street, Gosford
  • View Policy Online

Submissions are to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer by:

  • Email at ask@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au
  • Post to PO Box 20 Wyong NSW 2259 or PO Box 21 Gosford NSW 2250
  • Online (preferred)
  • Submissions will be accepted until 5:00pm on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Your attention is drawn to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 which allows for possible access to certain public and personal documentation.

** UPDATE TO EXHIBITION DOCUMENTS - 26 NOVEMBER 2018

Please note the following updates have been made to the draft Policy document originally provided for public exhibition:

  • Revised draft Policy now includes R5 Large Lot Residential as per the Council resolution 9 July 2018. Specifically D1 under Conditions of Consent
  • FAQ now include RU5 Village as per the exhibited Policy.

Recent media coverage suggests there is heightened public interest in this Policy. To provide the community with the opportunity to review these updates and provide or review their submission, the public exhibition period has been extended to 19 December 2018.

In accordance with the resolution of Central Coast Council on the 23 October 2017, the Draft Open Pile Burning Policy was placed on public exhibition to seek feedback from the community in order to create consistency in open pile burn process for Central Coast residents on the Central Coast. The Draft Policy was publicly exhibited for a period of 28 days between 11 January 2018 and 8 February 2018.

Central Coast Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 13 August 2018, resolved to defer implementation of the Draft Open Pile Burning Policy pending further public consultation on the proposed amendment to exclude the Environmental Zones from the self-approval process. The Draft Policy is being readvertised for a further 28 days with the exclusion of Environment zones.

Currently, open pile burning is permitted within the former Wyong Local Government Area until the 13 December 2018. The former Gosford City Council publicly exhibited a Draft Open Pile Burning Policy, however was never adopted.

In consultation with the NSW Rural Fire Service, a self-regulated approval process for pile burning is proposed to consolidate the provisions of the former Councils. The Draft Policy will enable residents in rural communities to manage their properties in term of bushfire management and support routine land management practices across the Central Coast.

This change affects all landowners with land parcels greater than 4000m2 and zoned either:

  • RE2 Private Recreation
  • R5 Large Lot Residential
  • RU1Primary Production
  • RU2 Rural Landscape
  • RU5 Village
  • RU6 Transition

The Draft Open Pile Burning Policy will be re-exhibited between the 8 November 2018 and 19 December 2018 at:

  • Wyong Office: 2 Hely Street , Wyong
  • Gosford Office: 49 Mann Street, Gosford
  • View Policy Online

Submissions are to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer by:

  • Email at ask@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au
  • Post to PO Box 20 Wyong NSW 2259 or PO Box 21 Gosford NSW 2250
  • Online (preferred)
  • Submissions will be accepted until 5:00pm on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Your attention is drawn to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 which allows for possible access to certain public and personal documentation.