DECLARATION OF STATE OF FIRE EMERGENCY UPDATE

DECLARATION OF STATE OF FIRE EMERGENCY UPDATE

Queensland Government updated/amended the Declaration of State of Fire Emergency for Queensland (attached) on Tuesday 12 November. These changes improve the capability for the sugar industry to use fire in standing cane, tops and trash during the declaration period.

• Fires can continue to be lit via the “Notification For Burning Of Sugar Cane” issued on 31 May 2019 (information was uploaded to KCGO web page on 11th November)
• If all conditions of the notification cannot be met, fires can also be lit under a permit issued by the Rural Fire Service Regional Manager, Tony Hazell.
• All permits issued prior to 9 November 2019 have been cancelled and can be reissued by the Fire Warden once the Declaration is revoked.

As stated in the Declaration the issuing of permits will be undertaken by the Rural Fire Service Regional Manager. To facilitate this, applications should be made using the application for a permit to light fire (attached) and submitted to Tony.Hazell@qfes.qld.gov.au

For all enquiries regarding permit applications please call 07 4796 9076.

Additionally the revised Declaration in Section 9 provides advice on hot works, grinding and other activities. These activities can be undertaken providing there is 10 meters of separation from flammable vegetation.

If growers have any queries please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

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Daily Sugar Price – 13th November 2019

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The July 2019 contract settled at: 12.57 US c/lb

The Australian Dollar currently trades at: 68.41 US cents

Forward indicative prices in Australian dollars are:

*$402 for March Contract – 2019 season

$402 for 2019 season

$422 for 2020 season

$437 for 2021 season

$437 for 2022 season

(The 2019 Target Price Contract reflects a whole-of-season weighted average in a 5:1 ratio across the remaining contracts.

For Growers who have chosen to roll 2019 – Season exposure, QSL will gross up their target price to be inclusive of roll costs incurred currently $17.98.)

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Information sourced from QSL.

NEW REEF PROTECTION REGULATIONS – PROPOSED TO COMMENCE 1 DECEMBER 2019

NEW REEF PROTECTION REGULATIONS PROPOSED TO COMMENCE 1 DECEMBER 2019

I refer to information posted to our web page yesterday and have received additional information in relation to proposed “drop in sessions” being held by Queensland Government Staff. Sessions are informal and will provide members the opportunity to discuss the new requirements with Government staff, simply drop in at any point. Drop In Session is to be held in the Ayr on Tuesday 10th December from 2.00pm to 7.00pm, venue still to be advised.

Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO