Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP)
Increasing the safety of you and your family in the event of a bushfire requires a range of options. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) recommends that all people living in bushfire prone areas prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan.
When a bushfire threatens, whether your decision is to leave early or stay and defend your property, you should use a Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP) only as a place of last resort. Info Sheet - Neighbourhood Safter Places (qfes.qld.gov.au)
An NSP is a local open space or building where people may gather, as a last resort, to seek shelter from a bushfire. Use of an NSP may be your contingency plan when:
- Your Bushfire Survival Plan has failed.
- Your plan was to stay but the extent of the fire means that your home cannot withstand the impact of the fire and therefore your home is not a safe place to shelter.
- The fire has escalated to an `extreme` or `catastrophic` level and voluntary evacuation is your safest option.
The main purpose of a NSP is to provide some level of protection to communities from the effects of a bushfire. Your NSP will not guarantee safety in all circumstances.
NSP locations in the Lockyer Valley are;
- Laidley Cultural Centre, 3 Laidley Plainland Road North Laidley
- Laidley Football Field, Anzac Park Corner of Edward Street and Patrick Street, Laidley
- Murphy's Creek Grounds, Dodt's Road Murphy's Creek.
Remember to complete your Bushfire Survival Plan to ensure that you and your family are prepared and know what to do in the event of a bushfire. Visit the QFES website at www.qfes.qld.gov.au for information about how to develop your own Bushfire Survival Plan