Storm Anniversary Events

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 The extreme storm event on 9 and 10 June 2021 had a devastating effect on many Yarra Ranges residents and communities.

The impacts continue to be felt by people who experienced damage to their homes, gardens, communities, environment, and wellbeing.

After consultation with community groups, Yarra Ranges Council offered small grants to enable community-led gatherings to support community wellbeing between Friday 27 May and Friday 24 June.

While some people do not wish to dwell on the date of the 1st anniversary of the storm event, others have expressed the need to gather, reflect on shared experiences, and/or thank people who helped.

Council allocated a total funding pool of $5,430 for existing not-for-profit community groups and small community organisations located in storm impacted Yarra Ranges communities to host small free events/activities.

To ensure that there is support for impacted communities, Council along with storm recovery agencies are offering four small gatherings for residents to connect.

The full list of opportunities to gather and connect are available below:

Applicant

Event

Location

Date

Contact

Montrose Township Group

Community afternoon tea to commemorate the ways the community came together to support and care for one another during the storms.

Montrose Town Centre, 935 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Montrose.

Sunday 29 May, 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Registrations not required. Please bring your own mug. montrosetownshipgroup@gmail.com

Mums of the Hills

Reconnecting to our forest: Community nature walk focussing on connection, wellbeing and reconnecting to our local landscape

Ferny Creek Scout Hall, 21 Clarkmont Road, Sherbrooke (beside the CFA)

Sunday 5 June, 9.00am – 12.00pm

Please register - Reconnecting to Our Forest – Community Nature Walks — Mums of the Hills

Rescue Logs

 

 

 

 

Thank you barbecue at Kalorama Park (lower carpark) then nature walk at 2pm for those interested.

Kalorama Park, lower carpark

Sunday 5 June, 12.30pm – 2.00pm

 

RSVP to Julia at rescuelogs.org by 3 June, or phone Chelsey: 0402 264 901

Kalorama Collective, Soup Angels & Olinda Community House

Community Dinner: A warm and friendly event serving free soup or BYO dinner. all welcome, ages 0-99+ yrs. Featuring live music from Lily & King, cosy fire pit and friendly faces.

Olinda Community House, 79-81 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Tuesday 7 June, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

To register please email: kaloramacs@gmail.com

For more information call 9751 126

Anglican Parish of Mount Dandenong and Anglicare Victoria

Opportunity for quiet time and reflection or pop into the hall for a chat and a cuppa.

St. Michael’s Church & Hall, 1331 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Kalorama.

Thursday 9 June, 9.00am - 3.00pm

For more info contact:

Peter – 0413 009 413

or Andrew – 0438 889 631

Yarra Ranges Council with support from Anglicare, Windermere, Each and Inspiro

Drop by for a chat, refreshments and to participate in therapeutic art activity.

Community Recovery Hub, Karwarra Gardens, Kalorama Memorial Reserve, 1190-1192 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Kalorama

Wednesday 8 June, 11.00am – 3.00pm

 

Registrations not required.

 

Yarra Ranges Council with support from Anglicare, Windermere, Each and Inspiro

Drop by for a chat, morning tea and peaceful music.

 

Community Recovery Hub, Karwarra Gardens, Kalorama Memorial Reserve, 1190-1192 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Kalorama

Thursday 9 June, 11.00am - 1.00pm

 

Registrations not required.

Yarra Ranges Council with support from Anglicare, Windermere, Each and Inspiro

Drop by for a chat, afternoon tea, opportunity to participate in reflective art activity.

Sassafras Hall,

394a Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras

Thursday 9 June, 1.00am - 3.00pm

 

Registrations not required.

Yarra Ranges Council with support from Anglicare, Windermere, Each and Inspiro

Drop by for a chat, afternoon tea, opportunity to participate in reflective art activity.

Mt Evelyn Community House, 50 Wray Crescent, Mt Evelyn

Thursday 9 June, 1.00am - 3.00pm

 

Registrations not required.

Olinda Community House

Storm Stories: Chat over a cuppa and hear from Michelle Dunscombe from Jeder Institute who was involved in community recovery in Kinglake after Black Saturday

Olinda Community House, 79-81 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Friday 10 June, 10.30am - 12.00pm

To register please email contactus@och.org.au

For more information 9751 1264

Anglican Parish of Mount Dandenong and Anglicare Victoria

Small BBQ to gather and thank people who helped during and after the storm

Kalorama Pavilion,

1190-1192 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Kalorama

Saturday 11 June, 12.00am - 3.00pm

For more info contact:

Peter – 0413 009 413

or Andrew – 0438 889 631

Kalorama Collective

Skill-share and BBQ: Learn new skills together and build community connections.

Kalorama Pavilion, 1190-1192 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Kalorama.

Sunday 12 June, 9.00am – 1.00pm

Registrations not required.

Contact – Alex, 0402 703 379

U3A Mt Dandenong and District

Moving Forward Together - Live music from The Jam Tarts Trio, coffee & cake, door prizes.

Farndons Hall, 42 Falls Rd Mt Dandenong.

Sunday 19 June, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Registrations not required.

Contact – Janice, 0400092143

Friends of Kalorama Park

Restoring our Bushland Together: community tree planting.

 

Lower car park of Kalorama Park, Yosemite Rd, Kalorama.

Sunday 19 June, 9.00am – 1.00pm

Registrations not required.

Contact Alex, 0402 703 379

Bring gloves and a trowel if you have them.

Kalorama/Mt Dandenong Fire Brigade

Join the Kalorama/Mt Dandenong CFA for a coffee and snack, a chat and catch up with local brigade members and local community.l

Kalorama/Mt Dandenong Fire Brigade, 33 Ridge Rd, Mount Dandenong

 

Sunday 19 June, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Booking not essential. For more information: volunteers@kaloramafb.org

Selby Community House

Kids finding their courage through art – mandala art therapy workshop for kids aged 9+ years.

Art Studio, Selby Community House, 2/1 Minak Rd, Selby.

Wednesday 22 June, 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Bookings essential

9754 2039, projects@selbyhouse.org.au

For a printable list of anniversary events, click on the link below: 

One-Year-On-Storm-Anniversary-Gatherings-Calendar.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

Successful applicants

The full list of successful applicants can be found here (attachment).

Council allocated a total funding pool of $5,430 for existing not-for-profit community groups and small community organisations located in storm impacted Yarra Ranges communities to host small free events/activities.

Yarra Ranges Council Storm Anniversary Small Grants 2022 – List of Successful Applicants

Applicant

Location

Gathering

Montrose Township Group

Montrose

Community afternoon tea to commemorate the ways the community came together to support and care for one another during the storms.

Mums of the Hills

Sherbrooke

Reconnecting to our forest: Community nature walk focussing on connection, wellbeing and reconnecting to our local landscape

Olinda Community House

Olinda

Storm Stories: Chat over a cuppa and guest speaker - Michelle Dunscombe from Jeder Institute who was involved in community recovery in Kinglake after Black Saturday

Anglican Parish of Mount Dandenong and Anglicare Victoria

Kalorama

Small BBQ to gather and thank people who helped during and after the storm

Kalorama Collective

Kalorama

Skill-share and BBQ:

Learn new skills together and build our community connections

U3A Mt Dandenong and District

Mt Dandenong

Moving Forward Together:

Live music from The Jam Tarts Trio, coffee & cake, door prizes

Friends of Kalorama Park

Kalorama

Restoring our Bushland Together: community tree planting

 

Selby Community House

Selby

Kids finding their courage through art: mandala art therapy workshop for kids aged 9+ years

More than a Book Club

(auspiced by Selby Community House)

Selby

Opportunity to gather, talk, connect, share stories whilst making paper art

Mt Dandenong Preschool

Olinda

Dinner for volunteers and members of the Mt Dandenong Preschool community

EACH

Yarra Junction

Catered lunch for residents of the Doon Caravan Park

Rescue Logs

Kalorama

BBQ to thank people that have helped Rescue Logs since the storm

WHYLD

Don Valley

Don Valley Resilience Development Day: Community BBQ for Don Valley residents to gather and build ideas for community resilience

Kalorama/Mt Dandenong Fire Brigade

Mt Dandenong

Get together for local brigade members and others who helped during the storms