Summary

Rural Fires Act 1997 (NSW) - Level 4

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An Act to establish the NSW Rural Fire Service, defines its functions and makes provision for the prevention, mitigation and suppression of rural fires.

The objects of this Act are to provide‚Ä"
(a) for the prevention, mitigation and suppression of bush and other fires in local government areas (or parts of areas) and other parts of the State constituted as rural fire districts, and
(b) for the co-ordination of bush fire fighting and bush fire prevention throughout the State, and
(c) for the protection of persons from injury or death, and property from damage, arising from fires, and
(c1) for the protection of infrastructure and environmental, economic, cultural, agricultural and community assets from damage arising from fires, and
(d) for the protection of the environment by requiring certain activities referred to in paragraphs (a)‚Ä"(c1) to be carried out having regard to the principles of ecologically sustainable development described in section 6 (2) of the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991.

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