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Bushfire Community Recovery
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Bushfire Community Recovery
Information on community led recovery, Place Managers and District Recovery Updates

Community-led recovery

Community Recovery Committees (CRC) are the local representative groups who work to keep local voices, know-how and expertise front and centre during recovery planning and delivery. With 56 per cent of our municipality burnt in the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfire events, these representative groups have become a crucial part of a community-led recovery in the region.

Taking this place-based, community-led approach will ensure projects, grants and support programs developed with community, and funded by government, over the coming months and years will be the right fit for each community.

What a CRC is called and how it is established may differ from district to district and CRCs will advance at different speeds. That's okay – it’s what community-led recovery is all about.

These groups aim to represent their communities at district and locality level. Some develop from existing groups, some are established as new committees, while others are working groups of existing representative groups.

As part of our commitment to supporting communities in their recovery using a place, partnership and community led approach, we have a team of eight Place Managers. If you are interested in learning about the CRC for your district, contact your Place Manager.

Place Managers act as facilitators. They help to:

  • Build community connections and capacity
  • Share information and knowledge in order to strengthen community resilience
  • Improve two-way communication and supporting outcomes between community and council
  • Provide a platform where community members can articulate their needs and advise how council can support.

As CRCs and other community-led processes are established, this section of our website will be the place to find updates about community-led recovery in fire-affected communities and how you can get in touch and involved.

District Recovery Updates

Following the 2019/20 bushfires, District Recovery Updates were available to community from late 2020 to late 2022.

These updates were distributed monthly through existing local channels, to provide recovery updates and relevant information.

From January 2023, recovery-specific information will be available through community newsletters and social media, My Council My Community online monthly newsletter, and Council’s Facebook page.

We acknowledge that recovery is a long-term process, and we will continue to support our communities

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Bruthen, Clifton Creek and Sarsfield localities

Place Manager - Kathryn Macdonald

Email: kathrynm@egipps.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 5153 9500

District Recovery Updates

Clifton Creek Community Recovery Team

The Clifton Creek Community Recovery Team (CCCRT) has been established with a diverse representation of people in the community, including 12 members and a further eight affiliate members made up of representatives of the five associations located in Clifton Creek and interested community members. All welcome.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Clifton-Creek-Community

Email: cliftoncreekcommunity@gmail.com

Sarsfield Community Recovery Committee

The Sarsfield Community Association has been established, along with three subcommittees for Health and Wellbeing/Events, Infrastructure and Environment. The main committee is meeting monthly. They are continuing to work on their community recovery plan and encourage community input as they work through this process. If any community members are interested in getting involved please contact Simon Hof on the email address below.

Website: www.sarsfield.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SRRCommunity
Email: president@sarsfield.com.au

Bruthen and District Community Recovery Committee

The Bruthen and District CRC was formally elected at the AGM of the Bruthen District Citizens Association (BDCA) at the end of July 2020.

This six-person committee is operating as a sub-committee of the BDCA. The CRC is open to any interested community members to share their ideas, expertise and experience.

Email: bruthendistrictcrc@gmail.com

Buchan, Gelantipy and District

Place Manager - Rebecca Steenholdt

Email: rebeccas@egipps.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 5153 9500 or 0499 469 804

The Buchan, Gelantipy and Districts Renewal Association Incorporated was established in direct response to the Black Summer bushfires. There are 11 community members that make up the Committee determined through a community nomination and election process.

Interested people with a connection to the Buchan District are encouraged to join as a member.

The Committee has been developing the Community Recovery Plan.

Website: www.buchandistrictsrenewal.com.au
Email: bganddra@gmail.com

District Recovery Updates

Buchan District Recovery Update December 2022

Buchan District Recovery Update September 2022

Buchan District Recovery Update June 2022

Buchan District Recovery Update May 2022

Buchan District Recovery Update March 2022

Buchan District Recovery Update October 2021

Buchan District Recovery Update December 2021

Cann Valley District

Place Manager - Meg Allan

Email: mega@egipps.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 5153 9500 or 0428 432 252

District Recovery Updates

Cann Valley's community-led recovery committee is the Cann Valley District Representative Group (CVDRG). The group meets regularly to hear community needs and voice those needs to appropriate agency channels.

The group also drives the District Community Plan and coordinate bushfire recovery and funding.

Errinundra to Snowy and Wairewa District

Place Manager - Paula Jorgensen

Email: paulaj@egipps.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 5153 9500

The Community Recovery Sub-committee meets monthly and is an offshoot of the District Representative Group which formed in 2019 to work on the Errinundra to Snowy District Community Plan.

Other sub committees re-established to assist with recovery are:

  • Nature-based Tourism Committee
  • Road Safety Committee (Bonang Road and Gap Road),
  • Services Committee (securing ongoing health and wellbeing services into the district, often through telehealth).

The committee provides broad representation of the district's communities and specific interests of the entire region and to individual localities. It offers an ongoing health and wellbeing service through outreach services and where possible telehealth. All committee members are long-term residents committed to the betterment and sustainability of the area.

 
Email: errinundra2snowycrc@gmail.com

Wairewa Community Recovery Committee

The Wairewa Community Recovery Committee is a representative group of and for community members.

The committee plans and implements recovery projects not only to re-establish the community but also to ensure residents, businesses and tradespeople's income was assured.

The CRC meets fortnightly to develop ideas to re-establish the community connectedness, develop projects and apply for funding and grants to improve community resources and to provide social events for all age groups.

Email:wairewacrc@gmail.com

Mallacoota District

Place Manager - Meg Allan

Email: MegA@egipps.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 5153 9500 or 0428 432 252

District Recovery Updates

The Mallacoota and District Recovery Association (MADRA) is tasked with ensuring a community-led recovery process is being taken in Mallacoota and surrounding towns.  

Website: www.madrecovery.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MADRA2020
Email: madra.3892@gmail.com

Omeo Region

Place Manager - Helen Sheil

Email: HelenS@egipps.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 5153 9500

District Recovery Updates

The eight-person Omeo Region Community Recovery Association voices its community’s needs in recovery.

Email: secretaryorcra@gmail.com

Orbost District

Place Manager - Eva Grunden

Email: EvaG@egipps.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 5153 9500

The Orbost District Community Recovery and Transition Committee (ODCRTC) was formed through a community expression of interest process. Members are from many parts of the district.

Email: secretaryODCRTC@gmail.com

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Monday, December 12, 2022