Seasons Greetings from Northern Grampians Shire Council!Please note that our St Arnaud and Stawell Customer Service offices will be closed during the holidays. Both offices will close 12pm Friday 22 December 2023, reopening normal business hours Tuesday 2 January 2024. For urgent matters, call 03 5358 8700.
Holiday Closure Information 2023
Stawell Customer Service Office will be closed from 11am and St Arnaud Customer Service Office from 12pm Thursday 14 December 2023.Reopening as per normal hours on Friday 15 December 2023.In the event of an emergency, please ring 03 5358 8700 for assistance.
Extreme heat occurs when the forecast average temperature on any day exceeds the predetermined heat health temperature threshold in a Victorian weather forecast district. A heatwave involves three or more consecutive days of extreme heat.
Isolated days of extreme heat typically affect the health and wellbeing of individuals who are most at risk, commonly due to age, illness, medication or social isolation. In heatwaves, these impacts are compounded and occur alongside significant health impacts across broad sections of the community. Heatwaves also affect natural, built and economic environments, often through the compromised operation of critical infrastructure, facilities and services.
With the frequency and intensity of extreme heat events in Victoria expected to increase, the Northern Grampians Shire Council is developing an Extreme Heat Plan to minimise the harmful effects of extreme heat on the health and wellbeing of residents. The plan seeks to address the risk factors of extreme heat on the most vulnerable in the community.
The Department of Health and Better Health Channel websites provide further information on keeping cool during a heatwave.