Bushfire Place of Last Resort
A Bushfire Place of Last Resort (also known as a Neighbourhood Safer Place), sits within the high risk bushfire survival options.
It is a building or space within a community that may provide some protection from radiant heat - the biggest killer during a bushfire. It does not provide the same level of protection as a well-constructed defendable home, private or neighbourhood bushfire shelter, or a community fire refuge. They are often open fields or reserves with little or no facilities. Your safety and survival is not guaranteed.
Leaving early is your greatest chance of surviving a bushfire.
Some key things to remember:
- It is an option only when your Bushfire Survival Plan has failed.
- It is not an alternative to having a Bushfire Survivial Plan.
- Many houses provide more effective protection than a designated Place of Last Resort.
- There will be no provision for pets and no amenities such as food, drinks or toilets.
- Please consider how you would travel to a Bushfire Place of Last Resort as traffic congestion and road accidents, fire activity and smoke may become a problem.
In many instances there will not be a Bushfire Place of Last Resort identified in your local area or close to your home, so please make sure you have a Bush Fire Survivial Plan.
Bushfire Place of Last Resort Locations in Bass Coast Shire Council
- Inverloch - Inverloch Community Hub grounds and footpath surrounding the hub at the intersection of A'Beckett Street and Reilly Street
- Grantville - Memorial Park - 1504-1510 Bass Highway
- Pioneer Bay - Daisy Road Reserve - 11 Daisy Avenue
- Cowes/Silverleaves - Cowes Recreation Reserve - 1-15 Church Street
- Cape Woolamai - Woolamai Park - 11-19 Sunnyside Avenue
- Cape Paterson - Anchor Parade Road/Park Parade Road Reserve