2020 Neighbourhood Safer Places Plan adopted

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Central Goldfields Shire Council adopted the 2020 Neighbourhood Safer Places Plan ahead of the upcoming fire season at last night’s (21/10) Council Meeting.

The Neighbourhood Safer Places Plan outlines places of last resort for residents during a bushfire and should only be used when all other bushfire plans have failed.

Under the CFA Act 1958, Council is required to conduct an annual review of designated Neighbourhood Safer Places to determine the locations’ suitability.

The re-assessed designated sites are:

  • Talbot – Pioneer Reserve (grounds only)
  • Maryborough – Princes Park (oval only)
  • Maryborough – Jack Pascoe Reserve (oval only)
  • Dunolly – Gordon Gardens Reserve (grounds only)
  • Carisbrook – Market Reserve (grounds only)

Central Goldfields Shire Council CEO Lucy Roffey said it is vital to have a Neighbourhood Safer Places Plan to help protect our community.

“The Neighbourhood Safer Places Plan helps provide guidance to our residents and where they should go, as a last resort, should a bushfire occur,” she said.

“It was timely to update our current plan due to the fire season fast approaching.”

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