During the hottest months of the year, temperatures in the Kimberley region of WA rarely dip below 40 degrees. Such extreme heat conditions are acutely felt by public housing tenants who struggle to keep cool in poor quality housing, and who experience financial stress due to the cost of running air conditioners.
In 2021, the Kimberley Community Legal Service ran a lived experience project to document the effect of extreme heat on public housing residents. This project led to a suite of reforms to deliver better public housing infrastructure for tenants. In this webinar, report author and Kimberley CLS Systemic Change Advocate Grace Dudley will provide an overview of the Stuck in the Heat project. Grace will speak about how the report was initiated, the methodology it adopted, recommendations made, and progress towards material improvements in quality of life for public housing residents living in the Kimberley.
This webinar is being offered as part of the Disaster Resilience and Capacity Building Project led by Community Legal Centres Queensland, and jointly funded by Queensland Reconstruction Authority and the Commonwealth Government.