Managing fire risks in Sydney Olympic Park

As the weather in Sydney heats up, so do the risks around fires in Sydney Olympic Park.

Making sure our residents, workers, visitors, wildlife and Parklands are safe has always been a priority, and this is intensified during fire season.

Our Fire Risk Management Plan identifies the risks that the Park faces and sets out a continuous program of coordinated treatments to reduce these fire risks. Some of these treatments include hazard reduction burning, slashing, removal of fuel loads and community education.

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Image courtesy of Ethan Rohloff

How can you help manage fire risks this season? Follow these handy hints and tips:

  • clean up fallen leaves, twigs and debris around the property and in gutters
  • Keep lawns short and gardens well maintained
  • Cut back trees and shrubs overhanging buildings
  • Test smoke alarms regularly and change the battery at least once every 12 months
  • Don’t overload power points and switch off household appliances when not in use
  • Never leave open fires unattended and always screen with a proper fireguard
  • Never ever leave cooking unattended.
  • Always extinguish candles or any other open flames before going to bed. Never leave candles or any other open flames unattended.

Let’s continue to work together to manage fire risks and keep our Park safe during the 2016 Summer Fire Season.

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Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

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2 comments on “Managing fire risks in Sydney Olympic Park
  1. Jenny kelly says:

    It would be a terrible thing, if the council sent the street sweeper around to clean up all the leaves in the gutters and locking the drains

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