Be Prepared for Emergencies

The majority of our Council area is leafy suburbia with no direct bushfire or flooding risk. However on the eastern extremes of the Council area is the City of Burnside Bushfire Area.

If you live in a bushfire prone area you must have a Bushfire Survival Plan and prepare yourself and your property for the bushfire season. Your plan will help you to take action and avoid making last minute decisions that could prove deadly during a bushfire. Even the best prepared home is not designed or constructed to withstand fires under catastrophic fire conditions. However you can prepare your property to give it a better chance of surviving a fire front.

Burnside, the 'City of Creeks', lies at the base of the Mount Lofty Ranges foothills. It is traversed by Park Lands Creek, First Creek, Second Creek, Stonyfell Creek and Third Creek.  Aside from being an attractive part of Council's landscape, these creeks present a risk from flooding. Deep and fast flowing water is usually confined to defined channels, but during major floods, water can breakout and cause shallow and damaging flooding in parts of the City.

Any resident living in an area predicted to experience flooding (even shallow flooding), should be prepared for the event. Find out how to prepare yourself and your property for severe weather events, such as bushfire or flooding, using the links below.