ABC Radio & Harvest/Fire Bans

Published: Friday, 10 November 2017 at 2:39:10 PM

Please take note on how ABC Local Radio is going to handle Harvest & Vehicle Movement Bans during the 2017/2018 season:

Radio Frequencies: 
558am / 630am / 837am
Broadcast Times: 
Mon-Fri 10:05am / 12:35pm / 2:05pm
Sat-Sun 12:35pm / 2:05pm

-Announcements can occur earlier pending on weather conditions
-There will be just one simple announcement saying: "Due to the risk of fire, the following local governments have imposed a ban on harvesting and the use of any equipment that could potentially start a fire......" following by a list of Shires.
-The lifting of harvest bans WILL NOT be broadcasted via ABC Radio, but via the Shire's SMS System.
-The Shire of Ravensthorpe does have a SMS System available for landowners/residents/contractors/workers to register free of charge.
-A SMS will be sent to registered users advising when harvest bans are enforce per harvest zone area. This will be followed up with a voice recording on the Shire's Harvest Ban Line
(08) 9839 0035
-Follow up SMS 's will be sent to registered users advising when harvest bans have been lifted per harvest zone area.
-To avoid penalty, the Shire of Ravensthorpe strongly recommends landowners/residents/contractors/workers to register to the SMS service as this is the official notice for the Shire to when harvest bans are enforced or lifted. 
-The form can be completed online via this link: online form

Below is an updated Map of the Harvest Zone Areas.

If you have any questions, please call the office on 9839 0000

** More information is available in HARVEST BANS-HARVEST & MOVEMENT BANS

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