Strathbogie Shire Council

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Bushfire Place of Last Resort

Strathbogie Shire residents are being reminded about bushfire and preparing personal bushfire readiness plans during the summer months.

At its September meeting Strathbogie Shire Council moved the Euroa Bushfire Place of Last Resort (BPLR) from the Kirkland Avenue site to Euroa Swimming Pool car park.

According to Mayor Cr Laura Binks, this new location is separated further from native vegetation along the Seven Creeks reserve and complies with the CFA guidelines for outdoor BPLRs.

“It is important to have these areas for our visitors and community members should a bushfire cause an emergency in our Shire,” Cr Binks said.

“Councils in country Victoria are obliged to identify these emergency areas which were formerly known as Neighbourhood Safer Places, so this just represents a change of location for Euroa.”

Other Bushfire Places of Last Resort within the Strathbogie Shire are:

  • Strathbogie – the Strathbogie Golf Club House
  • Nagambie – the Regatta Centre
  • Longwood – the Recreation Reserve
  • Violet Town – the Recreation Reserve
  • Ruffy – the Recreation Reserve
  • Avenel – the Recreation Reserve and
  • Mangalore Airport

These areas are not emergency relief centres they are areas of last resort during the passage of a bushfire, and they are for the use of residents whose primary bushfire safety plans may have failed.

With the 2021/2022 fire season approaching it is a good time for our community to review their emergency bushfire plans.

Cr Binks said she would like to thank the community for their increased effort in carrying out fire prevention measures on their properties this year in preparation for the 2021/2022 fire season.

For more information on bushfire preparedness visit the Country Fire Authority website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au

 

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