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Climate Wise Communities Workshops

Ku-ring-gai Council encourages residents to work together to build a more resilient community.

Join us as we show you how to prepare your home and family for the bushfire season ahead. It might save your life, your family (including pets) or your home. We will join experts from the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and other emergency services as we answer key questions including: What are the hazards in your particular area? What will you do in a bushfire emergency?

We will also introduce our new 3D interactive, simulation platform, the Simtable™, looking at how bushfires may behave within Ku-ring-gai. These are workshops you cannot afford to miss this summer.

At the end of the workshop you will:

  • See how fast bushfires can move in your area
  • Know your bushfire risk and exposure to other hazards
  • Understand how to prepare your family and home
  • Develop the right information for your emergency plan
  • Be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your home and property to extreme weather events

“Highly recommended. Fantastic modelling of how a bushfire progresses and lovely to meet some of the people who look after our area when a bushfire threatens”

“The new simulation technology was excellent.”

“We found this an excellent / informative evening – the RFS volunteer who reviewed our plan with us was very helpful in assisting us consider specific needs for our house / land such as pump for the pool / stickers to apply to the property perimeter to alert the Fire Service to the fact there was a SWS [static water supply] etc…”

Local workshop participants.

Workshops are attended by the local Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service, and Police, as well as other agencies as required, to provide professional advice and assistance to residents.

Residents living in all suburbs of Ku-ring-gai such as St Ives, Gordon, Wahroonga, Turramurra, Lindfield, and Roseville can request a workshop.

These workshops are essential for almost everyone living in Ku-ring-gai, even if you do not live next to the bush. 85% of homes burn down due to ember attack.

Upcoming workshop

For seniors – Climate Wise Communities 3D Bushfire simulation & workshop

When: 19 November, 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Where: Caley’s Pavilion, St Ives Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives NSW 2075
 
Description: This workshop will help you to understand the risks specific to your home and area, and how to prepare for extreme weather. You will be shown how to assess the vulnerability of your property, how to prepare yourself, your family and your home for extreme weather events, build neighbourhood and community awareness and develop emergency plans. You will be introduced to ‘Climate Wise Communities’ Ready Check tool, and see a graphic representation of a bush fire scenario on a 3D simulation table “Simtable”.
 

Upcoming workshop

Fireproof your bushfire plan

When: 26 November, session times – 6:00-7:00pm and 7:00-8:00pm
Where: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon, NSW 2072
 
Description: Ever wondered how you would react if a bushfire started near you? Would you know what to do? See how fast a bushfire can move in your local area with our new 3D interactive, simulation platform, the Simtable™, looking at how bushfires may behave within Ku-ring-gai. Will your bushfire plan stand up to the heat?
 
Each bushfire simulation will be followed by a 30 minute session with an RFS volunteer from a local brigade who will help you fire proof your plan.
 
 

Request a workshop for your local area

Build your own extreme weather plan in a free 2 hour workshop, or discuss extreme weather resilience with local emergency services representatives.

Fast Fact...

Ember attack is the cause of 85% of homes lost in bush fires.

Climate wise communities

Climate Wise Communities is an award-winning initiative developed by Ku-ring-gai Council in consultation with emergency management agencies and government. It builds local community strength and preparedness to extreme weather events and promotes shared responsibility for disaster resilience to individuals, households and communities.

Climate Wise Communities. © Ku-ring-gai Council 2019

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