Control of Open Burning

Burning in the open in NSW is regulated by the Protection of the Environment (Clean Air) Regulation 2010. Whilst burning of wastes in the open in NSW is generally prohibited, the Regulation allows Dungog Shire Council to approve open burning of dead and dry vegetation in certain circumstances.

Council has adopted a 'Control of Open Burning' Policy which defines the circumstances, under which approvals may be issued for the burning of vegetation in Dungog Shire.