Annual boat launching permits are available from the 1 July to the 30 June each year. Permits can be purchased from the Council office 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday at the cost:
|Annual||$110 per boat trailer|
|Concession||$66 per boat trailer|
|Commercial||$220 per boat trailer|
A boat can be launched using the automatic ticket vending machine in the launching area, for $8 (24 hour ticket machine).
All tickets/permits must be displayed on the dashboard of the towing vehicle in clear visible sight.
If the ticket/permit is not displayed when council inspects the area, an expiation may be incurred.
The Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016 is a policy that underpins the requirements of the Environment Protection Act 1993 and regulates burning in the open to ensure that a high standard of air quality is maintained and limits the impacts of smoke on human health.
The Air Quality Policy came into effect from 23 July 2016, and replaces the old rules around ‘Backyard Burning’.
There are two separate sets of requirements one for Metropolitan Adelaide and Townships and the other for Outside Metropolitan Adelaide and Townships. For the purposes of this policy Whyalla is considered a township, this includes the area of Mullaquana but excludes Murninnie Beach and Point Lowly and surrounding areas.
OFFENCE PENALTY $300
The only fires you can use outside on a total fire ban day for cooking are gas stoves or kettles, gas barbecues and electric barbecues or stoves. These must be within 15 metres of a dwelling or on coastal foreshore in a four meter cleared area of flammable materials around and above.
More information on burning activities can be obtained from the Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016, or the Country Fire Service website. Fire safety information can be obtained from the Metropolitan Fire Service website or at the Council office.