Climate Wise Communities Workshops
Ku-ring-gai Council encourages residents to work together to build a more resilient community.
To help you understand the risks in your local area, and how to prepare for extreme weather, Council and local emergency service agencies hold free Climate Wise Communities workshops for residents.
- Identifying risks specific to your home and area
- Assessing vulnerability – personal and property
- Understanding how to prepare yourself, your family and your home for extreme weather events
- The strengths and weaknesses of homes and properties for extreme weather events
- Building neighbourhood and community awareness
- Awareness of hazards and the development of contingency plans
- Aspects to be included in an emergency plan
- Priority actions to strengthen resilience to extreme weather events
“The workshop activities are engaging and thought provoking, especially on a local level. They certainly enhance participant engagement more than usual lecture or presentation style information sessions”.
Local workshop participant.
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.
Bushfire plans, will yours work?
Description: Will your bushfire plan keep you cool, calm and safe during the coming fire season? A bad plan can make you all hot and bothered when the flames get high. Get your bushfire plan reviewed and rest easy this fire season. Bring your bushfire plan and questions. This is a joint presentation with the RFS.
Description: Join our bushfire Architect Ian Weir from the University of Queensland and BAL rating expert Graham Douglas. They will share advice on changes you can make to prepare and protect your home in the event of a bushfire – that won’t break the bank. What do you do first? Fix the gutters, replace windows, plant fire-resistant plants?
When: 7 November 2018, 6-8pm
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.