The primary infrastructure that serves our LGA provides reliable essential services, such as energy, water, transport, telecommunications and health care. These systems and services are increasingly vulnerable to a range of shocks as they increase in frequency and severity – bushfires, extreme temperatures, cyber attacks and floods all have the potential to disrupt services and harm communities.
Our LGA is a transport hub within the South-western Sydney region where large proportions of residents in the local community and neighbouring suburbs rely on the City’s regional transport connections.
Our increasing digital reliance means network downtime has a larger impact on our day-to-day more than ever.
Hotter temperatures and frequent days of extreme heat mean that power disruptions are both more likely, and have a higher consequence as air conditioning that we increasingly rely on is at a greater risk of failure.
Without these services, our social cohesion and public safety are affected, and the stresses our community already experience are exacerbated – particularly our most vulnerable community members.