Bushfire Places of Last Resort Neighbourhood Safer Places

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A 'Bushfire Place of Last Resort' also known as a 'Neighbourhood Safer Place' (NSP) is a place of last resort when all other bushfire plans have failed. Your safety or survival at one of these locations is not guaranteed.

Locations of Bushfire Places of Last Resort in the Colac Otway Shire.

Apollo Bay

The Apollo Bay Bushfire Place of Last Resort is located at

Apollo Bay Foreshore
Great Ocean Road between Nelson Street and Moore Street

Apollo Bay Bushfire Place of Last Resort Information(PDF, 2MB)

 

 

Barwon Downs

The Barwon Downs Bushfire Place of Last Resort is located at:

Barwon Downs Parkland
1595 Birregurra-Forrest Road

Barwon Downs Place of Last Resort Information(PDF, 2MB)

 

 

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Beeac

The Beeac Place of Last Resort is located at:

Beeac Park
Corner of Main Street and Wallace Street

Beeac Place of Last Resort Information(PDF, 2MB)

 

 

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Beech Forest

The Beech Forest Place of Last Resort is located at:

Beech Forest
Gravel area next to Beechy Hotel

Beech Forest Place of Last Resort Information(PDF, 2MB)

 

 

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Birregurra

The Birregurra Place of Last Resort is located at:

Birregurra Park
Grassed area at northern corner, 35-39 Main Street and Strachan Street

Birregurra Place of Last Resort Information(PDF, 2MB)

 

 

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Cressy

The Cressy Bushfire Place of Last Resort is located at:

Cressy Community Hall
41 Yarima Road, corner of Lyons Street

Cressy Bushfire Place of Last Resort(PDF, 2MB)

 

 

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Gellibrand

The Gellibrand Place of Last Resort is located at:

Gellibrand Rex Norman Park
Corner of Colac-Lavers Hill Road and Old Beech Forest Road

Gellibrand Place of Last Resort Information(PDF, 2MB)

 

   

Things you should know about Bushfire Places of Last Resort – Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP):

It does not replace a well thought out and practised plan. Going to a Bushfire Place of Last Resort should be your last resort when your plans have failed. 

  • It may be that your home or one of your neighbours' offers better protection than an NSP.  

  • Travelling to an NSP when there is a bushfire can be extremely dangerous, there is no guarantee that you will be safe doing so.

  • Sheltering at an NSP may not prevent death or injury from fire, embers or radiant heat.

  • You should only use an NSP when your primary bushfire plan has failed or cannot be implemented.

  • There is no guarantee that CFA or other emergency services will be present during a bushfire.

  • No special facilities will be provided for people with special needs, including those requiring medical attention.

  • NSPs have limited capacity and may be uncomfortable.

  • You may be on your own, emergency service agencies may not be able to assist you at an NSP.

  • Food, drinks and provision for animals will not be provided.

Accessibility:

The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.