Steve Noakes and Sarah Cumming: Australia’s Bushfire Outlook and Readiness – ABC Radio Interview

Written by Binna Burra

August 25, 2023

In a timely discussion on ABC Radio’s morning show, Binna Burra Lodge’s Chairperson, Steve Noakes, engages with host Sarah Cumming to delve into the implications of the recently unveiled ‘Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for Spring 2023.’ Drawing on his firsthand experience of the devastating Black Summer bushfires in 2019 that significantly affected Binna Burra Lodge and the Beechmont community, Noakes discusses shifting climate patterns and heightened bushfire risks facing Binna Burra and other communities and businesses across Australia.

The interview underscores the importance of proactive preparation in light of the changing climate dynamics, as Noakes emphasises the necessity for individuals and communities to comprehend their local bushfire risks, access relevant information, and establish comprehensive plans. The upcoming season’s outlook, detailed in an innovative new format, aims to empower the nation’s residents with the knowledge and resources needed to enhance their safety and readiness for potential bushfire incidents.

Hear the full episode: https://www.abc.net.au/listen/programs/goldcoast-mornings/mornings/102750760

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