Reimagining your Rebuild and Repair

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1. Overview

Reimagining your Repair is being offered exclusively and free to residents, who were severely impacted by the June storm, and are in the process of repairing their homes that were damaged.

These events are held throughout the year are  aimed at demystifying the building repair process, exploring what is possible, and sharing the support and services Council have ready to help you along the way.

At these events, you will be able to:

  • Reconnect with other residents in a supportive setting.
  • Learn about the Building Permit Application process and repair journey ahead – (whilst Council doesn’t issue Building Permits, we want to share some important tips and information to help you along the way.)
  • Hear from Dr Rob Gordon, who will share his insights about what to expect in your recovery at this stage, your home repair journey, and the next steps. Rob is a clinical psychologist with over 38 years’ experience in disaster recovery. You may have already watched some of Rob’s videos we have been sharing with communities after the storm. 
  • We’ll have other technical experts here for you including, a geotechnical engineer (landslip), health (septic) officer, biodiversity officer, and some of our Community and Planning Recovery team.

You will also have time to share, rest, ask questions and digest your stories along the way.

To find out more information about these events and where they're held simply email us on PlanningandRecovery@yarraranges.vic.gov.au 

FAQs

Who can I bring with me?

This free invitation is for 2 people. You can choose who you bring with you. We are limiting the numbers for this event to 30, to allow time and opportunity for you to meet, chat, explore, reflect and ask questions.   

If the resident interest for this event exceeds the numbers we can have with us on the day, we will run another Reimagining your Repair event as soon as possible.

 

What if I am not ready or not able to make it?

If you aren’t ready or are unable to join us on June 4, we understand. Please let us know if you want us to get back in touch with you when new dates are available and other community recovery or rebuilding support events are happening.

 

Do I need to let you know if I am coming?

Yes, please RSVP for this free event by Monday 30th May by emailing us Marcella Simone s at PlanningandRecovery@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

.Please remember to also let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements we need to cater for. 

 

 

To find out more on the previous Reimagine your Rebuild event and view videos taken on the day click next.

2. Learn more from our previous Reimagining your rebuild events

In March and April 2022, Yarra Ranges Council ran a Reimagining your Rebuild event, which were held to empower residents with the knowledge they needed to assist them with their rebuild journey after the 2021 storm.

These residents who were undertaking a full rebuild of their houses were invited to the private event and attendees were given the opportunity to speak with experts and residents in a supportive setting.

The aim was to demystify the Planning journey, and explore what is possible and the support available to help rebuild in a better way.

The videos below are from the Reimagine your Rebuild event and cover topics included learning about the Building Permit Application process and repair journey ahead of other expert presentations from a geotechnical engineer, health/septic officer, biodiversity officer, and some of Council’s own Community and Planning Recovery team.

Reimagining Your Rebuild - Rob Gordon talk Storm impacts and coping strategies

Yarra Ranges Council's Reimagining your Rebuild events were held to empower residents with the knowledge they needed to assist them with their rebuild journey after the 2021 storm. In this video, State Disaster Psychologist Dr Rob Gordon unpacks some of the typical reactions to expect after losing a home in the June 2021 storm, and shares advice on how to make sure residents and their families establish a successful recovery process.

Reimagining Your Rebuild - Scott Allen talks gardens and the opportunities after a storm

Yarra Ranges Council's Reimagining your Rebuild events were held to empower residents with the knowledge they needed to assist them with their rebuild journey after the 2021 storm. In this video Yarra Ranges Council, Biodiversity Rehabilitation Coordinator Scott Allen talks about the changes of the biodiversity and natural flora after the storms and how residents can utilise that to their advantage when replanting their gardens.

 

 

Reimagining Your Rebuild - Architect Kim Irons discusses design opportunities for your rebuild

Yarra Ranges Council's Reimagining your Rebuild events were held to empower residents with the knowledge they needed to assist them with their rebuild journey after the 2021 storm. In this video Architect Kim Irons, discusses the opportunities available to residents for their new build and designing a home to suit a purpose.

Reimagining Your Rebuild - Darren Paul explains landslide and landslip management

Yarra Ranges Council's Reimagining your Rebuild events were held to empower residents with the knowledge they needed to assist them with their rebuild journey after the 2021 storm. In this video, Engineering Geologist, Darren Paul, discusses landslide and landslip management in the Yarra Ranges and considerations residents should have around rebuilding in areas prone to erosion.

Reimagining Your Rebuild - Angus McGuckian discusses planning requirements in the Yarra Ranges

Yarra Ranges Council's Reimagining your Rebuild events were held to empower residents with the knowledge they needed to assist them with their rebuild journey after the 2021 storm. In this video planning consultant, Angus McGuckian discusses planning requirements in the Yarra Ranges and general advice around planning permits and overlays including Bushfire Attack Level overlays.

Reimagining Your Rebuild - Ian Weir shares insights into Bushfire resistant houses

Dr Ian Weir is a Bushfire Architect, Industrial Designer and Bushfire Landscape Architect. Here he shares his insights and experience on building houses to withstand catastrophic fire conditions, with a focus on risk mitigation and resilience.