Bushfire Places of Last Resort
A Bushfire Place of Last Resort (previously known as a Neighbourhood Safer Place) is not a community fire refuge or emergency relief centre. Places of Last Resort are just that - places of last resort during the passage of a bushfire and are intended to be used by persons whose primary bushfire plans have failed.
Bushfire Places of Last Resort are places of relative safety only. They do not guarantee the survival of those who assemble there – you may be exposed to smoke, heat and ember attack at a Bushfire Place of Last Resort. There may also be serious risks to safety encountered in travelling to Bushfire Places of Last Resort during a bushfire.
Depending on the position and direction of a bushfire, a designated Bushfire Place of Last Resort may not be safer than other locations within the area.
These are the following designated places of last resort within Murrindindi Shire:
||Leckie Park Cricket Oval, Vickery Street
||Basketball Court, Corner Main Street and Centre Avenue
||Flowerdale Hall, Whittlesea-Yea Road
||Recreation Reserve, Corner Whittlesea-Kinglake Road and Recreation Road
||Community Centre, Falls Road
||Recreation Reserve, Taggerty-Thornton Road
||Recreation Reserve, Yarck Road
||Railway Park, Station Street
If you would like to nominate a site for a Bushfire Place of Last Resort in your neighbourhood, please contact your local CFA brigade.