The Borough of Queenscliffe has a Heatwave Plan for the safety and welfare of our community. This community is particularly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses given that a large proportion of the population is aged 65 years and older.
The Heatwave Plan aims to reduce heatwave associated risks within the Borough of Queenscliffe municipality by:
- Identifying risks to the community
- Assessing the vulnerability of the community to those risks
- Providing options to reduce or eliminate the risks and impacts of a heatwave on the municipality
- Having arrangements in place to reduce the health impacts of heatwave
- Developing media and communication messages, in line with whole-of-government messages, to inform the community and staff of the best way to look after themselves, relatives and their neighbours during a heatwave
- Providing support and assistance throughout the duration of the heatwave
- Ensuring response activities are consistent across the whole of government.
The full copy of the Heatwave Plan 2016 is available for download.
For more information about what to do during a heatwave, click here