A council in Melbourne is called “un-Australian” because of its plan to ban some barbecues at the backyard.
After just three complaints from residents, the Bayside Council in the southeast of the town proposed a ban on wood and charcoal backyard barbecues.
The ban could also stop families from enjoying fire pits and pizza furnaces.
“We probably fire up [the pizza oven] every fortnight or so and generally our neighbours are very supportive,” Brighton resident Steffen Sauerbrunn told 7NEWS.
“Hopefully I don’t have to leave Bayside.”
The Bayside Council includes the Brighton, Hampton, Black Rock, Sandringham, Beaumaris and Highett suburbs.
The council will not make a decision until early 2021 and ensures that people will have their say.
“We’re certainly wanting to have a debate – what’s right and what’s wrong in this situation,” Bayside Council Mayor Clarke Martin said.
But not everyone agrees.
“It’s un-Australian. I can see people with barbecue tongs standing outside council protesting,” Member for Brighton James Newbury said.