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Business & Community Stay Safe this Summer
Summer is the perfect time to spend time outdoors and enjoy Willoughby’s parks, bushland and shopping centres - but would you know what to do if there was an emergency this summer?
We have compiled a list of key contacts and resources to help you stay safe.
In an emergency call 000.
Willoughby City Council has a number of resources to help you ‘beat the heat’ in summer. As the weather heats up it is important that we remember to check on those members of our community who may be at risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
If you do not have air conditioning you can visit one of Council’s indoor centres such as our Libraries or the Dougherty Community Centre.
Due to the unprecedented severity of the recent bushfires, smoke has frequently blanketed Sydney and reduced the quality of the air that we breathe. You can view Willoughby’s real-time air quality monitoring from our station in Artarmon on our website or view the greater Sydney’s regions air quality on the Planning Industry and Environment site.
For information on the health risks of bushfire smoke and the precautions you can take for your health visit NSW Health.
Department of Planning Industry and Environment Web: environment.nsw.gov.au Phone: 1300 361 967
NSW Health Web: health.nsw.gov.au Phone: 9391 900
The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) are the key contact for storm and flood damage. They are a volunteer-based organisation that provide emergency assistance 365 days a year.
Ausgrid is the electricity distribution company responsible for Willoughby’s power supply. If you lose power after a storm contact Ausgrid on 13 13 88.
SES Web: ses.nsw.gov.au Phone: 132 500
Ausgrid Web: ausgrid.com.au Phone: 13 13 88
In the event of a bushfire call 000.
Willoughby City Council manages over 300 hectares of bushland with part of this area regarded as bushfire prone. To reduce the risk of bushfire, Council employs a full-time Hazard Reduction Team which carries out practices such as the removal of fuel sources and ecological controlled burns. For more information click here.
There are also actions that residents can do on a personal level to reduce the risk of bushfire. Create a bushfire survival plan to know what to do in a bushfire. To monitor bushfires check the Rural Fire Service website or download the ‘Fires Near Me App’ for iOS or Android.
Please note that for safety reasons, all road access points and bushwalks within Willoughby LGA are closed during Total Fire Bans. If you're unsure of your fire danger rating, please visit NSW RFS for the latest updates.
Fire and Rescue NSW Fire and Rescue NSW provide urban fire and rescue services across NSW. Web: fore.nsw.gov.au Phone: 000
NSW Rural Fire Service The NSW Rural Fire Service provide fire and emergency services including hazard reduction burns and bushfire survival management plans. Web: rfs.nsw.gov.au Phone: 1800 679 737 Neighbourhood Safe Places: hornsby.nsw.gov.au
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Rock fishing is a popular sport in Australia but it can be dangerous with an average of eight people losing their lives in NSW every year.
Read Surf Life Saving New South Wale’s tips for being properly prepared before you go rock fishing.
Surf Life Saving NSW Web: surflifesaving.com.au Phone: 9471 8001
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