Burning of vegetation is only permitted in rural landscape (RU2) and large lot residential (R5) zones subject to requirements of the Rural Fires Act 1997 and Rural Fires Regulations 2013.
All other zonings will require approval from City of Coffs Harbour.
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Approvals for residential areas will generally not be permitted due to potential impacts to the amenity of adjoining properties, and the availability of other green waste disposable options.
However, burning may be permitted in some circumstance with consideration of the following:
- impact on regional and local air quality and amenity
- feasibility of re-use, recycling or other alternative means of disposal
- any opinions of the public who are likely to be affected by the proposal
Penalty Infringement Notices can be issued to individuals ($500) and/or corporations ($1000) who burn vegetation or burn in the open without approval.