Council adds Myrtleford Neighbourhood Safer Place

Alpine Shire Council on Tuesday adopted a Neighbourhood Safer Place in Myrtleford – after having adopted four in other towns in December.

Council CEO, Ian Nicholls said Council staff and the Country Fire Authority (CFA) had been assessing the Myrtleford Neighbourhood Safer Place in January and would now proceed with assessments for Neighbourhood Safer Places in Mount Beauty, Tawonga and Dinner Plain.

"The Myrtleford Neighbourhood Safer Place is the Ablett Pavilion and RC McNamara Reserve oval. This means we now have places of last resort in five of our towns," Mr Nicholls said.

The others are in:

Town Venue
Bright and Wandiligong Pioneer Park, Bright oval and pavilion
Harrietville Harrietville Hall
Porepunkah Porepunkah Hall and oval
Dederang Dederang Recreation Reserve and Memorial Hall

Mr Nicholls reminded residents and visitors that Neighbourhood Safer Places are intended as places of last resort.

"Many community members feel reassured that such a facility is available however, places of last resort should only be used if your Bushfire Survival Plan fails and you have nowhere else to go. Places of last resort also have no welfare facilities and may not provide shelter from smoke or embers," he said.

Details of the Neighbourhood Safer Places and the Township Protection Plans are available here, on community notice boards and community groups can request the information from Council by phoning (03) 5755 0555.

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