Grant to help communicate fire safety in the hills

New Roadside Bushfire Safety Signs have been installed across the hills to remind residents of how they can best protect themselves against the threat of future fires.

Today, Bendigo Bank and St John SA formally presented Council and the CFS with a cheque for $10,000 to fund the second phase of this important rollout.

Adelaide Hills Council Director of Community and Customer Service, David Waters, said the Council and the local community were humbled by the support of Bendigo Bank and St John SA. 

"Consistent and prominent messaging plays a pivotal role in preparing for bushfires, and the new signage that this funding will support will present timely reminders for the broader community to develop bushfire survival plans, prepare property, build awareness and stay informed," Mr Waters said.

The grant is the result of extensive community consultation after the Sampson Flat Bushfires of 2015. Signs will be updated monthly by local CFS brigades with message panels to prompt residents about being bushfire ready. Reminders include information about clearing gutters, trimming trees and shrubs, and preparing Bushfire Action Plans.

Click here to read the full media release from Bendigo Bank.

Bendigo Bank grant helps communicate fire safety in the hills