Heat Mapping in Your Neighbourhood


Background

Heatwaves are prolonged periods of excessive heat. In Australia, heatwaves cause more loss of life than any other natural hazard. Council is researching heatwaves and the impacts in our area by collecting data about how local people cope in hot weather.


What we have found so far

A recent survey of people in Dulwich Hill identified how people coped during heat waves (e.g. by staying indoors, drinking more water and changing their routines) and found out about the types of activities that made people feel more at risk from heat like running errands/shopping and catching public transport.

So far we have used the results to prioritise hot spot areas for action by Council and to inform this larger LGA-wide community heat survey

Read a summary here of the results from Dulwich Hill

See a map of Marrickville hotspots from 2013


Get involved

This survey is for anyone living in the area. The information will be anonymous and will help Council prioritise projects and activities to reduce the impacts of heatwaves.


Background

Heatwaves are prolonged periods of excessive heat. In Australia, heatwaves cause more loss of life than any other natural hazard. Council is researching heatwaves and the impacts in our area by collecting data about how local people cope in hot weather.


What we have found so far

A recent survey of people in Dulwich Hill identified how people coped during heat waves (e.g. by staying indoors, drinking more water and changing their routines) and found out about the types of activities that made people feel more at risk from heat like running errands/shopping and catching public transport.

So far we have used the results to prioritise hot spot areas for action by Council and to inform this larger LGA-wide community heat survey

Read a summary here of the results from Dulwich Hill

See a map of Marrickville hotspots from 2013


Get involved

This survey is for anyone living in the area. The information will be anonymous and will help Council prioritise projects and activities to reduce the impacts of heatwaves.


Community Survey - Hot Weather and You 15/5820