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Heat Smart Gap Anal Heat Smart Gap Analysis

The Heat Smart Gap Analysis outlines current policy and practice with regards to heatwave management and identifies opportunities for improvement. It also considers risk awareness, adaptive capacity and preparedness amongst key stakeholders and vulnerable groups. The research has involved a literature review, interviews with key stakeholders and a community survey.

The need to review heatwave arrangements was identified as a priority action under the Turn Down the Heat Strategy and Action Plan (2018). The Turn Down the Heat Strategy was developed by the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) in partnership with 55 organisations working together to create cooler, more resilient communities.

WSROC would like to particularly acknowledge the support of consultancy Risk Frontiers and the Heat Smart Western Sydney project delivery group, consisting of Blacktown City Council, Cumberland City Council,Hawkesbury City Council, Liverpool City Council, City of Parramatta Council, Penrith City Council and the Western Sydney Local Health District in the development of this Gap Analysis. We also thank Resilient Sydney, South Western Sydney Local HealthDistrict and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District for their ongoing support.

Heat Smart Western Sydney has been funded under the State Government Natural Disaster Resilience Program.


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