Idea to ban burning solid fuel outdoors extinguished

If you’re planning a charcoal barbeque next week, have a very merry Christmas!

There is no ban on burning solid fuel outdoors in Bayside’s proposed new Local Law (and a ban doesn’t currently exist).

A resounding 86% of the almost 7,000 people who took part in our survey on new Local Law ideas in August/September 2020 told us they opposed a ban, which, if adopted, would prohibit the use of charcoal barbeques, wood-fired pizza ovens, and firepits in Bayside.

The idea to ban burning solid fuel outdoors originated from a petition and was included in a wider survey on eight new Local Law ideas. This survey was designed to measure levels of community support for an idea before Council considered including it in a proposed new Local Law.

Community consultation on the proposed new Local Law will open on 1 February 2021 for five weeks. This has been timed to encourage participation, ensuring everyone’s back from their summer holidays and festive celebrations with friends.

To read the full results of the first phase of community engagement and the proposed new Local Law visit

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