A Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP) is a PLACE OF LAST RESORT and aims to provide some protection from the effects of radiant heat during a bushfire. NSPs are to be used only when a person's own Fire Plan has failed.
The NSPs have recently been reassessed by the CFA. Council has reviewed each site in accordance with a Municipal Neighbourhood Safer Places Plan. Council approved the NSPs on 22 September 2010.
The NSP for Talbot is Pioneer Reserve, corner of Fyfe and Scandinavian Crescent.
For Maryborough, the NSPs are:
Special signage has been installed at each NSP.
Warning about Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP)
A Neighbourhood Safer Place is a PLACE OF LAST RESORT during the passage of a bushfire. Whilst it may offer some protection from bushfire, the safety or survival of those who assemble at the NSP is not guaranteed.
Before deciding to head towards, or enter, an NSP in the event of a bushfire, be aware that:
For more information, visit CFA Community Information Guides.
Neighbourhood Safer Places Information Sheet (PDF 340 KB)
Council Neighbourhood Safer Places Plan (PDF 376 KB)