Per­mits de­nied

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

SIR, – Given the fact that Hor­sham Ru­ral City Coun­cil has banned the is­su­ing of burn-off per­mits, which will deny farm­ing fam­i­lies the rights of as­set pro­tec­tion, is the coun­cil pre­pared to spend a con­sid­er­able por­tion of the ru­ral rates rev­enue to un­der­take road­side slash­ing in the vicin­ity of ev­ery ru­ral res­i­dence within the shire bound­aries?

With­out the pro­tec­tion of fire­breaks on road­side frontages, farm­ing fam­i­lies’ homes will be at the mercy of any bush­fire sit­u­a­tions.

I also won­der if the coun­cil has considered the pos­si­ble le­gal ram­i­fi­ca­tions should any ru­ral res­i­dents have the mis­for­tune of los­ing their homes to bush­fires in view of be­ing de­nied the right to cre­ate fire­breaks? Kris Mcmil­lan Bul­gana

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