Birkdale – Neighbourhood Safe Places

Birkdale – Neighbourhood Safe Places

Neighbourhood Safer Places

A Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP) is a local open space or identified building where people may gather, as a last resort, to seek shelter from bushfire. The main purpose is of an NSP is to provide some level of protection to human life from the immediate life-threatening effects of a bushfire. An NSP will not guarantee safety in all circumstances as they still entail some risk, both in moving to them and while sheltering in them; they cannot be considered completely safe.

Although Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) cannot guarantee an immediate presence during a bushfire, every effort will be made to provide support as soon as resources are available. The following limitations of an NSP need to be considered if people plan to use one as a last resort:

  • QFES may not be present, in the event that they will be fighting the main fire front elsewhere
  • NSPs do not cater for animals or pets
  • NSPs do not provide meals or amenities
  • NSPs may not provide shelter from the elements, particularly flying embers
  • If you are with a person with special needs, consider what assistance you may require at an NSP

If an NSP is part of your contingency plan, it should not require extended travel through fire-affected areas to get there.

The following approved Neighbourhood Safer Places are located closest to Birkdale:

Birkdale State School – Oval
Category: Open Space
Address: 74 Agnes Street
Suburb: Birkdale, 4159
Latitude: -27.4924608
Longitude: 153.2159736

E.G.W. Wood Sports Ground
Category: Open Space
Address: Birkdale Road
Suburb: Wellington Point, 4160
Latitude: -27.4890748
Longitude: 153.2331857

Wellington Point State High School – Oval
Category: Open Space
Address: Bagden Road
Suburb: Wellington Point, 4160
Latitude: -27.4900933
Longitude: 153.2305775