Health, Support & Heatwaves

USEFUL NUMBERS AND WEBSITES

Please click here to go to our list of useful telephone numbers and websites, which offer free guidance, assistance and/or help.

 

SHARPS CONTAINERS

Sharps containers for the safe disposal of syringes are available FREE OF CHARGE at the District Council Office.  There are no records kept or questions asked.  Call in and pick up your container and return it for a new one when full.

 

MEDICAL EMERGENCY - CALL TRIPLE ZERO (000)

Click here for further information.

 

SURVIVING A HEATWAVE

A heatwave is an extended period of abnormally and uncomfortably hot and unusually humid weather.  During the 20th century, heatwaves have caused more deaths in Australia than any other natural hazard. With global warming resulting in rising temperatures and common extreme weather circumstances, heatwaves have become a part of life in Australia.

Are you prepared for the extreme heat?

Heatwaves can have a detrimental impact on communities. They affect many parts of everyday life such as health and wellbeing, energy and infrastructure, public transport and agriculture. They can also contribute to an increased fire risk and heat stressed trees, which pose a significant threat to public safety.

To learn more about how you can prepare for and reduce the impact of extreme heat please see the Guide below produced by the SES:

Heatwave Information Guide(549 kb)

  

BUILDING FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES

Building Family Opportunities is a program that aims to break the cyle of intergenerational joblessness.  Click here for further information.

 

Useful links and contact numbers

Rural Transaction Centre

 
 
District Council of Peterborough
108 Main Street, PO Box 121
Peterborough SA 5422
Phone: 08 8651 3566
Fax: 08 8651 3066