Yarra Ranges Council, in partnership with emergency services and state government, are holding a series of Storm Recovery Community Meetings to provide an update on storm recovery and answer your questions.
On Sunday 27 June 2021, we visited the Olinda Recreation Reserve to hear from residents who were impacted by the recent storms.
The purpose of the community meeting was to provide a safe space for community members to share their stories, ask questions and tell us what support they need.
We gathered all relevant relief and recovery agencies in one place so you could hear from them.
- working with State Government, relief and recovery agencies to provide a coordinated response to the storm
- committed to community safety
- offering green waste and debris collection sites, as well as mulch
- calling on the State Government to help with clean-up
- working closely with community members and businesses to understand their specific needs and support their recovery.
- We’ll hold community meetings across Yarra Ranges to understand what’s needed in each community
- We’ll consult with local businesses and community to inform plans for programs that support community-led recovery
- We’re working with Bushfire Recovery Victoria to identify what the best clean-up approach is
- We’ll continue to work through the large number of tree and drainage requests across the municipality to help with road safety and access
- Continue to advocate to the State Government for support with the clean-up of public and private property
- We’ll establish four ‘Community Recovery Committees’ that will help individuals and communities over the short to medium term recover from impacts of both COVID-19 and the storm.
- We’ll continue to provide the community with relevant and updated information as the recovery from the storm event carries on.
- We’ll advocate for better telecommunications infrastructure to mitigate black spots
If you or someone you love was impacted by the storm and needs help, please call 1300 368 333.