Community meetings to provide storm update

Published on 25 June 2021

Council, emergency services and State Government agencies will be hosting community meetings to provide an update on storm recovery and answer residents’ questions.

Starting on Sunday, 27 June, meetings will be held at halls and public places around Yarra Ranges with representatives from Council, Bushfire Recovery Victoria, Victoria Police, the SES, the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, AusNet Services and the Department of Transport (VicRoads).

The meetings, which include some small drop-in sessions, will provide community members with a debrief on the recent weeks of storm recovery work, a look at what’s ahead, information about where to access help for various needs and a chance to ask questions of the various agencies.

The smaller drop-in sessions will feature Council and AusNet staff available to answer questions, along with Red Cross representatives to check in on community members.

This will also be an opportunity for community members to access emergency relief assistance if they have not already done so.

Community meeting

Discovery Church, 89 Monbulk Road, Mount Evelyn

Saturday, 3 July 2021 - 4pm-6pm

Drop-in session

Box Hill Institute – Lilydale Campus

Tuesday, 6 July 2021 - 4pm-6pm 

Previous sessions


  • Olinda Relief Hub – Olinda Recreation ReservE
    Sunday, 27 June – 3pm-5pm
    Auslan interpreters will be attending this meeting

  • Kalorama Relief Hub – Kalorama Memorial Reserve
    Monday, 28 June – 4pm-6pm

    Auslan interpreters will be attending this meeting

Drop-in sessions:

  • Belgrave Community Hub
    Monday, 28 June – 1pm-3pm

    Auslan interpreters will be attending this meeting

More meetings and drop-in sessions will be announced soon.

Minutes will be taken at each meeting, to document issues raised and help shape Council and other agencies’ recovery efforts in coming months.

Each event will be held in accordance with the State Government’s COVID-19 restrictions on public gathering, social distancing and mask wearing. Community members will need to check in for contact tracing purposes.