Burning ban could be lifted in Tumby Bay

Burning in townships in the Tumby Bay district could be allowed under the council's new policy proposal.

Burning in Tumby Bay, Port Neill, Lipson, and Ungarra has been prohibited since July 2017, when state government gave councils responsibility over the Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016.

However, council has proposed burning within the township between 12 noon and 12 midnight on any days other than Sundays and public holidays be allowed outside fire danger season.

The policy would allow burning of dry vegetation, or charcoal or dry matured wood for outdoor heating or cooking.

Residents would also be required to alert adjoining neighbors 24 hours prior to burning.

The community has been encouraged to provide comments on the draft until Friday July 12.

Email the council at dctumby@tumbybay.sa.gov.au or post to PO Box 61 Tumby Bay.