Clean-up support for storm damaged homes

Yarra Ranges residents impacted by the recent storms can register to have hazardous trees removed from their properties through the State Government.

Residents who live or rent out a property in Yarra Ranges can register for hazardous tree removal if:

  • They are uninsured or underinsured for damage caused by the February 2024 storms
  • The hazardous trees on the property are a direct result of the February 2024 storms, and
  • The trees could fall, or have a branch fall, within 30 meters of your home or the main access to your home.

Residents can fill out the online form at https://www.vic.gov.au/clean-support-storm-damaged-homes or alternatively call the Emergency Recovery Hotline on 1800 560 760 to register.

Following registration, you will receive a call from the State Government to complete your registration and organise a site inspection of your property.

A qualified contractor will then visit your property to assess the site and then make a plan to undertake the work, which may include being given access to the site if needed, or removing things like damaged trees that could make it unsafe for the contractor.

For more information on this program please visit https://www.vic.gov.au/clean-support-storm-damaged-homes.

 

Demolition of storm-damaged homes

For any home that has been damaged beyond repair by the February 2024 storms and is not covered by insurance, the State Government are offering to demolish it for free.

This will allow residents to focus their efforts and resources on rebuilding.

Yarra Ranges residents can register for demolition if:

  • their home or rental property was affected by the February 2024 Victorian storms
  • their home is uninsured or underinsured for damage caused by the February 2024 Victorian storms, and
  • they live in the home, or had a tenant living there with a formal a rental agreement in place

Following registration, you will receive a call from the State Government to complete your registration and organise a site inspection of your property.

A qualified contractor will then visit your property to assess the site and then make a plan to undertake the work, which may include being given access to the site if needed, or removing things like damaged trees that could make it unsafe for the contractor.

Please note that this program does not include partial demolition, or any rebuild or repair work.

The contractor will submit then submit their plan to the State Government.

They will then meet the resident on site again to agree to the scope of works.

If you want to go ahead, residents will need to agree to the scope of work in a timely manner, including making time to meet the contractor on site.

For more information on this program please visithttps://www.vic.gov.au/clean-support-storm-damaged-homes.