Variation Terms & Conditions

If you consider for any reason that it is impractical to clear firebreaks or other hazards as required by the Fire Hazard Reduction Notice, or if natural features render works unnecessary, you may apply in writing to the City of Kalamunda or its duly authorised officers, not later than 1 October 2018, for a variation listing alternative methods of fire prevention on your land.

If permission is not granted for this application you must comply with all the relevant requirements of the Notice. If a variation is approved, the applicant must adhere to all of the conditions as specified by the Chief Bushfire Control Officer. If the applicant fails to adhere to the specified conditions, they may face penalties up to $5000.

Application will not be approved if;

  • There are dead-end fire breaks without sufficient turn around bays.
  • Application document is not filled out in whole.
  • The applicant has the ability to achieve the requirements of the current Notice as deemed by the Chief Bushfire Control Officer.
  • Variation renders the property unsafe for Firefighters and/or other emergency personal.
  • No attempt of alternative works have been made.

A variation is only valid for the current season. If a property requires a variation, applicants are required to apply every year before the 1st October. Requirements may change each year so it is advised that applicants refer to the current Notice to determine if they still require a variation. A variation belongs to the applicant. If a property is sold or has new tenants, the current variation becomes void. The new owner/tenant has 14 days to notify the City and apply for a new variation. The new variation is assessed based on the new application received. The City may not automatically approve a variation based on a previous application.

Variations may be withdrawn at any time by the City of Kalamunda Chief Bushfire Control Officer (CBFCO).

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