In pursuance of the provisions of Section 122 of the Roads Act 1993, notice is hereby given, that Dungog Shire Council has temporarily closed a section of Monkerai Road east of Main Creek Road due to bushfires located in the area.Appropriate road signage will be in place. Residential access may be available as determined by the emergency response agency.
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.
Control of Open Burning Policy(PDF, 41KB)