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Hepburn Shire Council has designated Neighbourhood Safer Places - Places of Last Resort during a Bushfire. However, residents must be aware that Neighbourhood Safer Places are purely places of last resort to provide shelter during the passage of a fire, when all other personal survival plans have failed.

They should not be considered as places to relocate to when leaving early. Safety and survival cannot be guaranteed at Neighbourhood Safer Places as support and services will not be provided at these location. They will offer minimum protection against radiant heat and embers.

Neighbourhood Safer Places coincide where possible with Township Protection Plans developed for 52 towns declared by the State Government as being in extreme high fire risk areas.

However, the criteria for a Neighbourhood Safer Place, such as appropriate distance from vegetation to avoid lethal radiant heat, could not be met for all 52 towns. Some towns such as Hepburn are without a Neighbourhood Safer Place and residents need to consider this when developing their own personal fire protection plan.

Neighbourhood Safer Places are not to be confused with Relief Centres. Council may activate a Relief Centre to provide basic provisions. The location of this facility would be selected on the day taking into consideration aspects such as the location of a fire and its predicted behaviour. Relief Centres locations would be advertised on emergency radio broadcasts.

Places of Last Resort - Neighbourhood Safer Places in the Hepburn Shire

Clunes Central Business District Fraser Street (between Templeton and Service Streets) Clunes 3370.
Creswick Creswick Visitor Information Centre
Car Park (behind the building)
Cnr Victoria Street and Albert Street Creswick 3363.
Daylesford Central Business District
Pavement Areas
Bounded by Bridport, Albert & Camp Streets & Central Springs Road Daylesford 3460.
Glenlyon Eldon Street Eldon Street (between Molesworth Street and house number 19) Glenlyon 3461.
Hepburn Hepburn Recreation Reserve (Laurie Sullivan Reserve)
Netball Pavilion
Corner Hepburn-Newstead Road (Main Road) and Twentieth Street Hepburn 3461. Entry from Twentieth Street
Trentham Central Business District Camp Street (between Cosmo Road and Bowen Street) Trentham 3458.


Further advice about bushfire relocation is available at:

Bushfire Relocation Fact Sheet

Municipal Neighbourhood Safer Places Plan


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