Yorke Peninsula Council has been recognised for the innovative use of technology in its new web-based Online Burn-off Notification system.
The system conveniently allows farmers conducting schedule 9 burn-offs to notify Council from any computer device of their intention to burn. The location of each burn-off is then publically displayed on Council’s mobile friendly website.
Key functionality of the online notification system includes:
- Instant access for Fire Prevention Officers to monitor permit burns
- SAPOL and CFS able to utilise information to locate permitted fires
- Integrated with Google Maps to geo-locate burning locations
- Easy web access for users on mobile devices
- Recognises non-burning days including fire bans, weekends and public holidays
Yorke Peninsula Council CEO Andrew Cameron said “the 2017 burn-off season ran extremely smoothly with more than 55% of local farmers using the online tool to notify their intention to burn. Stakeholders were also able to use the live data to monitor fires in the area.”
YPC was awarded as the Best New Initiative at the Local Government Authorised Person’s Association seminar held on 25th May. The system has the potential to be adopted by other councils and agencies.