Safer place stands during construction works

Know where your local safer place is in a bushfire event. 146257

 Worrell Reserve, Emerald will continue to be the town’s designated Neighbourhood Safer Place in the event of an emergency, despite works on the town’s Hills Hub.
Site establishment works commenced in early February and construction works are due to begin by mid-year, for completion by mid-2019.
A Cardinia Shire Council spokesperson said the shire was working closely with the Committee of Management for Worrell Reserve and the CFA to ensure access to the reserve remained available throughout the project.
“In addition, council has negotiated with the building contractors to employ a staged closure of the parking areas abutting the construction site, to maximise the amount of parking available at each stage of construction and minimise any disruption to users of Worrell Reserve, the Library and the community,” the spokesperson said.
“Council will continue to monitor the site during this time.”
According to the CFA, neighbourhood safer places, or places of last resort, are locations that may provide some protection from direct flame and heat from a fire.
However, they do not guarantee safety.
“They are not an alternative to planning to leave early or to stay and defend your property. They are a place of last resort if all other fire plans have failed,” a CFA spokesperson said.
For more information about the Neighbourhood Safer Place at Worrell Reserve, Emerald contact Cardinia Shire Council’s customer service team on 1300 787 624.

Your first stop before buying a home. View the whole picture.