Australia — The Tasmanian Government has released the locations of 16 community buildings to be used as fire refuges this summer.
The Premier David Bartlett made the announcement at the Scottsdale Sports Complex.
It will be one of 30 safe havens around Tasmania.
The community refuges will be used by residents who decide not to stay and defend their properties during a bushfire.
They are part of a $5 million State Government bushfire package announced last month.
More safe havens around the state will be named shortly.
Those identified today are:
Hobart’s Derwent Entertainment Centre; George Town Memorial Hall; Police Citizens and Youth Club in Huonville; Deloraine Sporting Complex; Pynegana Hall; Portland Hall, St Helens; St Helens Sports Complex and Football Club; St Marys Hall; St Marys Sports Complex; Lilydale Community Hall; Nuggett Sellers Sports Complex, Scottsdale; Rocky Cape Tavern; Kingborough Sports Centre; Sorell Memorial Hall; Oatlands Recreation Ground; Brighton Civic Centre.