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An integrated design
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Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Public Lecture
with Professor Laura Lee.
Following a residency focusing on the value of design
and the impact of the built environment on the quality
of life for South Australians, Laura Lee will discuss her
recommendations for intelligent investment in design,
planning and development in our State, and why it is
so important to give design a central focus.
Wednesday 14 October
Adelaide Town Hall,
128 King William Street, Adelaide
6.00pm for a 6.15pm start
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During the 1983 Ash Wednesday
bushfires, Ann Fanning was
the only one in her Belair
street to stay and defend her home
against the blaze.
But, 26 years later, she realises
that if there had been a change of
wind, she wouldn t be alive today.
The Fannings have lived in the
Hills for more than 36 years. In the
summer and when it s dangerous,
Ms Fanning said they ll have things
packed and ready to go.
"The main problem is there s only
one road out of here, and if the re s
a fire all the people below us will
already be on it," she said.
Last week, the Government
announced it had accepted
recommendations made by the
SA Bushfire Task Force, following
the Victorian Bushfires Royal
Commission. One of the messages
from the Victorian commission was
to leave and leave early, a sentiment
echoed in SA.
There will be a new warning
system, possibly including com-
mercial radio and television, and a
push to help people be prepared and
take appropriate pre-planned action.
The Country Fire Service will be
able to force people to leave their
home, a power previously held only
by police. Native vegetation will also
be able to be cleared within 20m of a
building without approval.
Two months before the fire danger
season begins, Tea Tree Gully CFS
captain Daryl Klingberg is waiting
for the regulations to pass through
parliament to find out what effect
they will have.
The CFS will grant most approv-
als for fuel reduction and fire break
clearances rather than the Native
Mr Klingberg said he wasn t
sure how the new powers would be
enforced, but that people seemed
to be more aware following the
"All the changes are important,
but the power to take people out
of areas will be effective, not just
for residents but for tourists and
sightseers," Mr Klingberg said.
"There are also more people doing
burn-offs and cleaning up, and we ve
had more people asking questions to
Emergency Services Minister
Michael Wright said there would
be as many warning systems as
possible to advise residents of
danger. The new system includes
severe, extreme and catastrophic
"The purpose of the new category
is to let South Australians know
that if a fire starts on one of these
catastrophic days it is highly likely
to be fast moving and uncontrol-
lable, and they should not try to
defend their homes but relocate,"
Mr Wright said.
Ms Fanning said things have
improved since she first moved to
During the 1983 fires her son
was sent home from school on a
bus heading through the hills into
the fire, an incident that would not
happen now. She said what s needed
is a warning plan and strategy to
remove people quickly from areas
with just one arterial road.
Ms Fanning said new regulations
regarding cutting trees would help.
Their home has trees touching its
roof, and all main roads to Mount
Lofty are tree-lined, often with
"My sister-in-law who lives down
the street two weeks ago tried to get
a tree cut back that is touching her
house, but couldn t because it was a
significant tree," Ms Fanning said.
"Meanwhile, we walked around
Brown Hill Creek where there are
hundreds of olive trees which would
just light up, and the national parks
have debris from fallen trees."
Stay or go: CFS can decide
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