Urban Community Recovery Committee

About the Urban Community Recovery Committee

The Urban Regional Community Recovery Committee (RCRC) is supported by Yarra Ranges Council and has been established to help contribute to the recovery priorities of the Yarra Ranges Urban electorate.
As part of their work, the Committee is conducting a survey to gather information to help create a Community-Led Recovery Plan. It will include details on what you think our community needs to recover, build resilience, and strengthen our connections following the pandemic and June 2021 storm/floods.
The Community-Led Recovery Plan will inform the allocation of grants to community groups in the Urban area to deliver community-led recovery projects that will improve social connections and help build resilience for our community into the future. 
The Urban Regional Community Recovery Committee includes the suburbs of Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Kilsyth, Lilydale, Montrose, Mooroolbark and Mt Evelyn. Meetings for the Urban RCRC group are held on the first Wednesday of each month.


Urban Community Led Recovery Grants Program Round Two Grant Program 

The Urban RCRC recently held an Information Session for Round Two Grants - if you missed it, here's a video of the event:


If your group provides support to one or more of these townships then you are encouraged to apply: Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Kilsyth, Lilydale, Montrose, Mooroolbark & Mt Evelyn

Applications are invited for projects up to $10,000.

Round Two will support projects which support recovery with preference given to projects targeting one or more of the following objectives:

  • Developing resilience and preparedness for future disaster
  • Strengthen connections, increase participation, and build capacity in our community
  • Improving Mental Health & wellbeing
  • Reducing vulnerability and decreasing marginalisation

Submit your application from 1 December 2022 and close 15 February 2023.  

Before you apply, please read the guidelines(PDF, 5MB).

To apply please go to Urban Community Led Recovery Grants Program

Applicants requiring further information about the Grants Program should contact the Community Enterprise Foundation on 1300 304 541 or email: Foundation.mailbox@bendigoadelaide.com.au   

Meet your Urban RCRC representatives

The representatives were selected following a public expression of interest and comprehensive assessment process.
The Urban RCRC is made up of:
  • Tegyn Angel
  • Bec Brannigan
  • Ronda Johns
  • Max Lamb
  • Joanna Carland
  • Janice O'Gorman
  • Lisa Glassborow, Bendigo Bank Representative
  • Councillor Tim Heenan

Minutes for past meetings:

2-02-Storm-Event-June-2021-Regional-Community-Recovery-Committee-–-Urban.pdf(PDF, 118KB)

9-03-Storm-Event-June-2021-Regional-Community-Recovery-Committee-–-Urban.pdf(PDF, 147KB)

13-04-Storm-Event-June-2021-Regional-Community-Recovery-Committee-–-Urban.pdf(PDF, 145KB)

11-05-Storm-Event-June-2021-Regional-Community-Recovery-Committee-–-Urban.pdf(PDF, 140KB)

8-06-Storm-Event-June-2021-Regional-Community-Recovery-Committee-–-Urban.pdf(PDF, 145KB)

13-07-Storm-Event-June-2021-Regional-Community-Recovery-Committee-–-Urban.pdf(PDF, 153KB)