Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Dealing with Heatwaves in Southern Adelaide

When: 6:30 – 9:00pm, Wednesday 7 February 2018  
Where: Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park

Feeling the heat this summer?

As our climate warms, heatwaves are getting hotter, longer and more frequent. Heatwaves kill more people than any other natural disaster, including floods, cyclones or bushfires. They also cause serious damage to our health, ecosystems, agriculture, businesses, infrastructure and communities. Fortunately there are things we can do to prepare and respond.

Join well known media identity, Amanda Blair, as she guides a panel of experts through a hypothetical extended heatwave. You will learn about the challenges posed by heatwaves in southern Adelaide as well as practical actions that can be taken to manage risks and support those most vulnerable. 

Panellists include:

  • Bob Thiele, Principal, Hackham East Primary
  • Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, SES
  • Ian Cox, CEO, Hutt Street Centre
  • Frank Crisci, Emergency Manager, SA Power Networks
  • John Nairn, State Director, Bureau of Meteorology
  • Larissa Nicholls, Research Fellow, RMIT University
  • Noel Bamford, Assistant Commissioner, SA Police
  • Paddy Phillips, Chief Medical Officer, SA Health
  • Rose Rhodes PSM, Chairperson SA Divisional Advisory Board, Australian Red Cross
  • Sandy Pitcher, Chief Executive, DEWNR
  • Tony Lines, General Manager City Services, City of Marion


  • 6:30pm - Networking & Nibbles
  • 7:00pm - Panel Discussion

Bookings essential.

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For further information, contact Nina Keath, Senior Strategic Planner, City of Onkaparinga, 8384 0666.