Neighbourhood Safer Places

A 'Neighbourhood Safer Place' also known as a 'Bushfire Place of Last Resort' (NSP-BPLR) is a place of last resort when all other bushfire plans have failed.

What are NSP-BPLRs?

  • Locations that may provide some protection from direct flame and heat from a fire, but they do not guarantee safety.
  • Not an alternative to planning to leave early or to stay and defend your property; they are a place of last resort if all other fire plans have failed.
  • An existing location and not a purpose-built, fire-proof structure. It is important to know that many NSP-BPLRs are simply a clearing that provides separation distance from the bushfire hazard (e.g. forest).
  • Not to be confused with Community Fire Refuges, Relief Centres, Recovery Centres or Assembly Areas, each of which have a different and specific purpose.
  • Not an appropriate destination when leaving the area early.
  • Not a place of shelter from other types of emergencies (e.g. to escape rising floodwaters or severe weather events).

Where are NSP-BPLRs in the Pyrenees Shire?

Neighbourhood Safer PLaces can be found at the following places in the Pyrenees Shire:

Township/Suburb Street  Location 
Avoca High St (Sunraysia Highway) between Cambridge St & Russell St Avoca  High Street Median Strip 
Beaufort Cnr Lawrence Street (Skipton Road) & Havelock St Beaufort Wotherspoon Park
Landsborough Cnr Back School Road & Forestry Road Landsborough Landsborough Recreation Reserve 
Lexton Williamson Street (between Sunraysia Highway & Skene Street) Lexton Toll Bar Recreation Reserve 
Moonambel Stawell-Avoca Road (opposite Moonambel-Natte Yallock Road) Moonambel  Moonambel Recreation Reserve 
Natte Yallock Reserve Road (off Maryborough-St Arnaud Road) Natte Yallock Natte Yallock Recreation Reserve 
Redbank Burge St Redbank  Redbank Recreation Reserve
Snake Valley Cnr Linton-Carngham Road & Murrays Street Snake Valley St Brigid's Catholic Church
Waubra 2091 Sunraysia Highway Waubra Waubra Recreation Reserve