Emergency markers installed along Bayside foreshore

19 August 2013

New emergency markers, 58 in total, recently installed along Bayside’s 17 kilometre foreshore, will ensure a more prompt response to emergencies that occur away from easily identifiable street addresses or landmarks.

Bayside City Council has installed the markers as part of an Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) project to provide emergency signage in public open spaces, such as parks and the foreshore, across Victoria.

Emergency markers make it easier for callers to Triple Zero (000) to quickly convey the location of an emergency by quoting the unique location code on the marker.

Mayor Stephen Hartney described the markers as much more than just signs.

“These emergency markers are supported by GPS co-ordinates and directional instructions that enable the ESTA to provide directional information to police, fire, ambulance and the State Emergency Service, advising them of obstructions such as locked gates, road closures and the quickest access points,” he said.

The markers have been installed at approximately 300 metre intervals.

For further information about emergency markers and the government’s emergency services roll-out program visit website www.esta.vic.gov.au.  For more information about Bayside’s emergency marker program ring Council on 9599 4444.

Page last updated: 19 Aug 2013