Region plans for climate change

PREPARED: Country Fire Service volunteer Tom Wooldridge ready for action at Moorak. CFS Limestone Coast coordinator John Probert told The Border Watch climate change had already "noticeably impacted" CFS operations and said predicted warmer and drier conditions in the region had factored into strategic planning.

PREPARED: Country Fire Service volunteer Tom Wooldridge ready for action at Moorak. CFS Limestone Coast coordinator John Probert told The Border Watch climate change had already "noticeably impacted" CFS operations and said predicted warmer and drier conditions in the region had factored into strategic planning.

THE number of days over 35 degrees in the South East will increase by 50pc and spring rainfall will be significantly reduced by 2070, according to a detailed report received by the Limestone Coast Climate Adaptation Committee.

The report will inform a regional strategy as the region's industries prepare to combat climate change.

Country Fire Service Limestone Coast Commander John Probert said climate change had factored into the emergency service agency's future action plans.

"Climate change is a fact and it is part of our strategic planning process," Mr Probert said.

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