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The plan was the result of an unprecedented level of collaboration between government, businesses and residents and I’m pleased to report that councils are progressing well.

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News like this is exactly why we released our resilience strategy with all 33 councils across metropolitan Sydney earlier this week – identifying extreme weather events and heatwaves as two of the eight ‘acute shocks’ we are preparing for together.

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This July is expected to be Sydney’s warmest – and driest – on record. And firefighters and farmers are being warned that hot and dry conditions will continue into spring. https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/emphatic-odds-point-to-big-dry-expanding-across-eastern-australia-20180726-p4ztqg.html