16—Amendment of section 81—Permit to light and maintain a fire
Section 81—after subsection (13) insert:
(13a) Each council—
(a) that is a rural council; or
(b) that has within its area a designated urban bushfire risk area,
must appoint at least 1 person as an authorised officer for the purpose of issuing permits under this section.
(13b) The Chief Officer may, on application by a council to which subsection (13a)
applies, exempt the council from the requirement under that subsection.