The Climate Wise Communities website brings together emergency management agencies and government to offer a range of online resources and a Ready Check tool to ensure households and communities are better prepared for extreme weather events.
Started in 2010 by Ku-ring-gai Council, Climate Wise Communities is now available in the City of Ryde.
Ready Check tool
Ready Check tool map
The Ready Check tool is an online tool to help you assess your unique situation and build resilience to extreme weather events. Ready Check display information that is sourced directly from City of Ryde's mapping system, meaning it's always up to date and relevant.
Simply enter your address and find out what hazards your property is exposed to. This can include:
- Bush fire
- Ember attack
- Exit issues
You will then be asked a series of questions about your personal situation, property and neighbourhood to help you determine your property's strengths and weaknesses and better plan according to your circumstances. The tool will offer tips as you go along.
At the end, you can download a PDF of your results and provide information to help you develop a survival plan.
What if? spinning wheel
Climate Wise Communities presents a range of scenarios for when the unexpected happens. Spin the wheel to find out if your disaster plan is good enough based on the following scenarios:
Frequently asked questions
Access local tips, ideas and solutions, along with links to other useful resources.
Ask a local expert
Still have questions? Reach out to emergency managers and industry experts who will help you build resilience to extreme weather events.