Opinion

Local councils are leading on climate resilience

By Portia Odell
February 8 2022 - 6:25pm
Nillumbik Shire Council installed an off-grid solar and battery system on the roof of a local stadium/emergency shelter. Picture: Supplied

Have you noticed more intense and frequent extreme weather this summer? I have. A friend and her family were forced to flee to their pool when their house was engulfed in a bushfire in regional Western Australia; the campground I was at in Wye River, Victoria flooded for the second year in a row when the river burst its banks because of heavy rainfall in the hills; friends in Queensland have suffered through brutally intense storms.

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