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Community Meetings Community meetings will be held at the Rec Reserve, Spring Valley Road on Friday evenings commencing 8pm Please note: Meeting will now be held fortnightly. Next meeting is 7th August. Updates from Community Meeting 24th July Bullying Information Session Understanding Bullying Information Session for parents, Tues 4th Aug, 7.30 – 9 pm, Sacred Heart School, Yea Business Event Kinglake Ranges Business Event of the Year, Peter Irvine (Gloria Jean’s coffee) & Tom O’Toole (Beechworth Bakery) Tues 11th Aug @ Toolangi Tavern. Bus leaves Flowerdale Primary School 6 pm, returns 10 pm. Visual & Performing Arts Exhibition Kinglake Ranges Visual & Performing Arts Alliance open exhibition @ Lawson’s Restaurant, Kinglake National Park Hotel, 21st – 23rd August Garbage/Recycling Bin Replacement Damaged Garbage/Recycling bin replacement, call Murrindindi Shire Council 03 5772 0333 Building Advisory Service (mobile service) Mobile Building Advisory Service commenced this week - Wed am & Fri pm (looking to get these hours changed to Tues pm and Saturday am). Onsite experts to answer your questions. This complements the Integrated Planning Office that is being developed by Flowerdale Recovery Committee. Donations Co-ordinator, Flowerdale VBRRA Donations Coordinator, Moya White, has now been appointed for the Flowerdale area and is available on 0400 333 406 or email@example.com. Households that have received major Bushfire Appeal Fund grants will be sent a card and booklet this week explaining eligibility for an allocation of 1000 points that can be 'spent' on major corporate donations, such as IKEA and David Jones shopping vouchers, flights / accommodation, etc. Tupperware Tupperware starter packs are also now available for households that received major Bushfire Appeal Fund grants. To check your eligibility and request a pack, call Moya White (on the number above)
Community Winter Events Payment VBRRA have now released a grant for community groups to help with winter events for the community. See http://www.wewillrebuild.vic.gov.au/images/stories/Community_Winter_Events_Payment_PDF.pdf Or contact Julie Bateman for copy of information firstname.lastname@example.org or 0418589072
FLOWERDALE COMMUNITY DINNER August Community Dinner, Flowerdale Hall, 6pm has now been postponed . The Flowerdale Community
will be updated with new date once it has been organised.
Flowerdale Recovery Committee IPO, one stop shop, should be fully operational in the next few weeks. Community will be kept up to date as to when it will be open. Flowerdale was featured on Sky News. There was coverage of both the tree planting and the Future Flowerdale Forum. Most of the footage shown was taken in the forum meeting. It is good to see we are on the national radar as we go through the recovery process. The Future Flowerdale workshop was held at the Community Hall on Sunday 19th July. There was a big turnout with the crowd of approximately 150 people at its peak. The purpose of the workshop was to get Community input into the future of Flowerdale. The workshop got off to a testy start as the community wanted to "get on with it" rather than go through the exercises that were proposed by the facilitators. Once we got through that we went into a presentation by John Burgess and me (Pete) on what was already underway, including: A new CFA ultra light tanker has been confirmed by the CFA The new kinder has been identified by VBRRA as a priority project and community consultations are underway regarding the location A community house has also been identified as a priority project and the location is part of the community consultation process An Integrated Planning Office or "One Stop Shop" building advisory centre. This is a Flowerdale Recovery Committee initiative as Flowerdale was left off the list for the VBRRA Building Advisory Centres. We will have information to step people through the process. A memorial has been identified as a priority project A "Cultural" Precinct on the rec reserve incorporating an Arts Studio, Mens Shed and Communal Garden Picnic Ground at Moores Rd Reserve 300 tonnes of timber has been made available by Parks Victoria and is being sold to community at a discount via the local mill The session then went into capturing the needs and wants of the community and there were plenty of ideas thrown in. After lunch we went back to some more facilitator's exercises for people to pick one priority. This was despite objections from members of the FRC and me that this would limit the discussion and could cause things to drop off. The key areas that came up (with a short summary) were: Communications - Mobile, Broadband, TV, Radio, Emergency Services, Warnings Recreation - The need for recreation for people of all ages across a wide range of activities Water and Sustainability - covering tanks, the creek, blackwater, grey water etc One Flowerdale - One postcode, one town, effectively between the welcome signs Community House - Covered the need for a multi-purpose facility to provide a space for health services, kids and youth, clubs, classes and many more activities Roads and Bridge - Seal the roads, keep the bridge, beautify the roadsides Transport - Connect to Kinglake West service, school bus Education - Covered area for kids, kindergarten, childcare, school bus Overall it was a long day and there were times when the crowd (me included) got frustrated but at the end of the day we got a lot of things on the table. There were things that didn't get covered including: What safety measures do we need to put in place to prevent such disasters and losses in the future? What character is desired for the town and should there be some planning guidelines? What can we do for economic development and jobs in Flowerdale? How do we get the population back to a level that can sustain the things that Flowerdallians want? Does Flowerdale need a town centre? Some of these issues were discussed at the Community Workshop on the 19th April and in discussions with Kerry from VBRRA today she assured me that information that has been gathered in any of the Community Forums or meetings can go into the Community Recovery Plan. The next step will be to get the typed up notes from the workshop and for a meeting with the FRC and VBRRA to take place within the next week to start to pull the plan together. The meeting was an important step in moving forward on the recovery journey and thanks to everyone who contributed. In future the FRC will look to be the primary facilitators in these forums. The children also did a performance at the end of workshop, what Flowerdale was like before, after fires & what they want for future. They also did a play. It was a great performance by all the children who participated.
Section 86 Committee Minutes of Meeting Due to size of the minutes of meeting of 8th July I’m unable to put in Community update. It can be viewed at our Flowerdale Blogspot http://helpflowerdalenow.blogspot.com/2009/07/section-86-committee-minutes-ofmeeting.html or on the Shire of Murrindindi Website http://www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au/Files/MBRRC_Minutes_8_July_2009_public.pdf . Also there is also minutes from special Section 86 meeting called on 29 th July for further information the website link is: http://www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au/page/Download.asp?name=Special_MBRRC_Minutes_29_July_2009_public.pdf &size=119336&link=../Files/Special_MBRRC_Minutes_29_July_2009_public.pdf
Governor General Quentin Bryce visits Flowerdale The Governor General Quentin Bryce came to Flowerdale on Saturday evening and visited the residents at the temporary village. She met with Paula and spent twenty minutes over a cup of tea listening to the story of the post fire recovery in Flowerdale. She was happy to see how the residents were being catered for and enjoyed her time here. Flowerdale Tennis Club The Victorian Minister for Sport, James Merlino and local member, Ben Hardman came to Flowerdale yesterday and announced that Flowerdale will receive $100,000 for two new tennis courts as part of the $3million Bushfire Relief Grant Funding for Sports Clubs in fire affected areas. We had asked for four courts however the maximum grant available under the fund was $100,000 which means we can only get two new courts. The Tennis Club will continue seek additional funding to get the other two courts. This will enable the existing courts to be available for a more diverse range of sporting activities in Flowerdale. The FRC, Recreation Reserve Committee and Tennis Club will continue to lobby for additional funds for sport and recreation facilities in Flowerdale, and Sport and Recreation for all in the community was a priority identified at the Future Flowerdale forum. Flowerdale Replanting 19th July At 9.00am on 19th July, the Flowerdale community together with the help of some friends planted over 1200 trees in Collins Rd. The planting was organised by Landcare and was a great way to kick the planning day off. It was also great to see Christine Nixon, Chairman of VBRRA, get in the mix and get her hands dirty. It was a real lift for those that were there. If you want to see video footage of day go to Flowerdale Blogspot: http://helpflowerdalenow.blogspot.com/2009/07/tree-planting-kicks-things-off.html
Kinglake Health Service Address: 19 Whittlesea Hurstbridge Road, Kinglake Vic 3763 Phone: (03) 5786 108 Fax: (03) 5786 1008 Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 – 5:00pm, Saturdays: 10:00 – 4:00pm Directions: Centre is found next to Police station/see signpost directing to current Porta-cabin MEDICAL CENTRE STAFF: Practice Manager - Bev Peterson Practice Nurse - Jenny Weis Receptionist(s) - Robyn & Di who job share during the week and Janette works Saturday(s) If people need transport to get to appointments, people can contact the Hub 5780 2704 Homework Classes for Children Would you like a homework class for Children here in Flowerdale (see below what is operating at Kinglake & Kinglake West) if so please contact either Leanne Pleash (Hub Captain) 03) 5780 2704 / 0400 399 061 email: email@example.com or Julie Bateman 0418589072 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flowerdale playgroup invites all children from 6 months to 5 years and their parents to come along and have play. Please bring a piece of fruit to share.
Wednesday 10 am – 12.30pm At the Flowerdale Community Hall Cost $2.00
Term Three Program
5/8 12/8 19/8 26/8 2/9 9/9 16/9 Cooking Painting Play dough and games Hairy Harries Fathers cards Finger painting Ten Pin Bowling
Come & have a cuppa, morning tea & chat Community House (Flowerdale Hall) sponsored by Chaplaincy Australia Every Tuesday All welcome Girls’ Night Out
Featuring Rebecca Barnard
We are delighted to invite the women of Flowerdale to a free night out!
It’s been a while between drinks so we are pleased to be offering friends a chance to get back together & catch up for a complimentary meal (Roast Beef & Berry Crumble) and some very special live entertainment. We hope to entice as many Flowerdailians as possible to return for the evening. So pick up the phone & ring your Flowerdale friends & join us all for a well deserved girls’ night
Friday 14th August
Flowerdale Hotel @ 7pm Band starts at 9:30pm Drinks at bar prices Please book as places for meals will be limited
Ross Davis ph: 5780 1264 Louise Reed ph: 5780 1405 mob: 0425 814302
“Rebecca is an amazing entertainer and renowned for her fabulous sense of humour, story telling and musical ability; she is bound to raise all our spirits”.
This evening has been made possible due to caring & supportive friends & family who have donated generously for the sake of girls’ having a well deserved night out! Rsvp Tuesday 11 th August
APPEAL FUND TO PROVIDE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT – MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday, 29 July 2009 Young people and adults in communities affected by February’s devastating bushfires will have access to targeted counselling and youth participation programs under a new $8.8 million Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund package to further support psychological recovery from the fires. Premier John Brumby and Bushfire Appeal Fund chair John Landy outlined details of an $8.8 million package which focuses on support for children and young adults, counselling services for people who may need more support and providing forums in which people can share their experiences. “In communities across Victoria we are seeing positive steps towards recovery but we cannot underestimate the distress these fires have had on individuals and families,” Mr Landy said. “The Appeal Fund has carefully considered how best to build on existing support for our bushfire-affected communities in what is a sensitive, difficult area and I believe we have developed a package that will give children, adolescents, young adults and adults access to support that best suits their needs during their recovery from the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history. “The package will include a range of individual and program-based support services, specifically targeting the bereaved and additional psychological support for children of 10 to young adults of 26 with the aim re-engaging this vulnerable group to their communities and each other.” Under the package, $4.6 million will be allocated to new initiatives for primary, high-school aged children and young adults, including the development of youth participation programs. In addition, $3.5 million will go towards providing psychological services for people who may need more support, building on services funded by the Victorian and Commonwealth governments. A further $700,000 will be allocated to discussion and support groups for people who have lost some one close to them to develop a forum in which they can share their stories and experiences from the fires with others who have had similar experiences. “Witnessing and sharing in the collective stress of their siblings, parents and other extended family are other aspects which can impact on children and young people in different ways. That’s why a significant component of this package targets children and young people,” Mr Landy said. “It will also enable Youth Outreach services to employ youth development workers to provide one-on-one support for identified at-risk young adults as well as identifying young adults that be finding it difficult to re-engage in their communities.” Mr Brumby said the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund package built on ongoing counselling and support services the Government had mobilised in the immediate aftermath of the February fires. “A key priority for our Government has been providing primary health car services to the people most affected by these tragic fires and support to the professionals providing those services,” Mr Brumby said. “In the days after the fires we announced an extra $561,000 for additional counselling and mental health support services in affected areas and to date there has been more than 200 specially trained counsellors working on the ground to support bushfire communities through the challenges of the recovery process. This has been supported by an additional $1.8 million to fund additional specialist mental health services, grief counselling and training. “Community information sessions have been held in affected areas and community meetings led by a trauma expert held in over 20 communities since the fires. The Appeal Fund’s latest allocation will help further support bushfire affected people when they need it most and I thank Mr Landy and his team for their decision.” Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary for Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction Bill Shorten said the Appeal Fund’s decision would further ensure people, particularly young people affected by the February fires had access to the counselling and psychological support they needed. “The Rudd Government will continue to stand by communities as they recover and rebuild from these devastating fires,” Mr Shorten said. “This $8.8 million Appeal Fund package will make a significant difference to people devastated by these fires by further helping them to recover and move forward. “I thank the Appeal Fund panel for its dedication to distributing these generously donated funds in a way that reflects the compassion in which they were donated.” The Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund has raised $378 million and to date more than $317 million has been allocated. Anyone wanting information about assistance should call the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund Hotline on 1800 180 213 or visit www.dhs.vic.gov.au/bushfireappeal.
Hub Shuttle service Flowerdale Community Services Hub has use of the Salvation Army mini-bus (at least, for the moment) and an 8-person people-mover (when available). There is no hire charge for either, however there is a user agreement that needs to be signed, which includes refuelling the vehicle and prompt return. Anybody wishing to borrow either should contact the Hub on 5780 2704. Firewood Should people want to replace stockpiles lost during the fires, they are welcome to contact either Henry Kielbaska, 3505 Whittlesea–Yea Road, Flowerdale, 0427 808 435 or Ric Stubbings, 31 Spring Valley Road, Flowerdale, 5780 1494, to arrange access to their properties (where felled trees are stored) and take a chainsaw to cut wood. Fresh fruit & vegies Fresh fruit and vegies are now available at the Flowerdale Hall on Saturday mornings, 9am-1pm.
Material Aid VBRRA have now opened Material Aid at 5 Oldfield Road, Pheasant Creek (the old choc factory). Everyone who has a blue DHS form can now access all material aid from this centre. Opening hours are Tues-Fri 9am-5pm. Phone 0435656811 (Kat or Dave) for further information. Lions Club, Ringwood has also material aid & tools for tradies available to all affected from the bushfires. Address: 2 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood (Near Mitcham Road, 2 Storey Brown Building). Open: 10.30am3.30pm (M-F). Contact Monika 0410563037. Independent Planning & Building Surveyors The question was raised at community meeting whether only the council can approve planning & building permits. No they are not the only people who can do this. The following are links to building commission website which may be of interest in obtaining information: Bushfire information: http://www.buildingcommission.com.au/www/html/2237-introduction.asp Registered Building Practitioners: http://www.buildingcommission.com.au/www/html/1731-introduction.asp Main W ebsite page for Building Commission: http://www.buildingcommission.com.au/www/html/7-homepage.asp Sponsors for Goods & Services
The following are sponsors willing to assist in Bushfire Recovery with goods & services for person/s affected by the fires in association with Mountain Cattleman’s Association Victoria:
NAME Contact Phone No. Nylex Tanks & Products Michelle Smitts 0488305938 Whittlesea Saw Mills Stuart Lord 97162226 Danahers Mitre 10 94366222 All Board Timber Lee Campbell 94651611 GRA Generators Jarrod Maher 93266100 Brown Box Tools Mick Perri 94811244 Central Steel Sam Bisicianaro 93051111 Rays Outdoors Fiona Frost 52787633 Australian Treated Pine Cameron Spence 93052000 Victorian Trailers Adain 93593122 Bohaul Transport Harold Kent 94011444 Honda Australia Rob Toscarno 92701111 Davey Water Products John Weaver 97309222 Industrial Food Machinery John Cannizzaro 93572666 Melbourne Nails Paul All Points Glass Greg Pratt 94641155 Bunnings Warehouse Contact Local Stores Australian Carpet Cleaning Andrew Laurie 94088999 Metroll Australia Roofing Craig Gilbert 94803744 MacDonald Flooring Brendan MacDonald 93577454 They also have a number of Trades People who can assist in rebuilding and also some white goods suppliers who maybe also able to assist. Any further queries please phone: Jon Dowdle 0412314817.
FLOWERDALE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST SERVICE WILL NOW BE STARTING AT 5PM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE PHONE David: 57802146
CEO, Shire Of Murrindindi Resigns
Murrindindi Shire Councillors have regrettably accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Mark Henderson, effective from 11 September 2009. Mayor, Lyn Gunter said “Mark has decided to pursue his career in a larger regional council at Mildura Rural City Council. We wish him all the best in his new position. “Council thanks Mark for his service and assistance, particularly during the most difficult period in the history of the Shire of Murrindindi.” Council’s task now, given the enormous challenges posed by the recent bushfires, is to move quickly to appoint an interim Ch ief Executive Officer for a period of three to six months. The interim CEO will work with council and staff to ensure services are delivered and our recovery efforts continue to be effective. Councillors unanimously agree that the appointment of a new permanent CEO to lead the organisation post bushfires is vital for our ongoing community recovery plans. Mr Henderson said “I have enjoyed his time at Murrindindi and hope that in facing the current challenges the shire continues to receive ongoing support from other levels of government. I know that staff are totally dedicated to the task ahead and will support the Council to work through longer term recovery issues”.
Invasive Plants In The Shire Of Murrindindi
On the Shire of Murrindindi website you can access information in regards to invasive plants & native plant species as an alternatives to invasive plants. The links are below or contact the Shire for information brochure. http://www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au/page/Download.asp?name=Native_plant_alternatives.pdf&size=80140&link=../Files/Native_ plant_alternatives.pdf http://www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au/page/Download.asp?name=invasive_plants_whole_resized.pdf&size=1661484&link=../Files/ invasive_plants_whole_resized.pdf
Tree safety still a major concern for Council
As the cleanup after the bushfires continues throughout the shire the issue of tree safety continues to be a major concern for Council. With more than 40% of the shire directly affected by the bushfires the massive task of identifying and minimising any dangers posed by burnt trees is an ongoing high priority. The works are being conducted in accordance with the emergency provisions of the Murrindindi Planning Scheme, which removes the requirement for normal planning approvals in the interests of meeting Council’s public safety obligations. Responding to concerns by some residents of unnecessary tree felling, Mark Leitinger, Manager Murrindindi Construction for the Murrindindi Shire Council said the policy with respect to removal of trees has been the same throughout the emergency period. “As part of the assessment process, all trees are being examined by qualified arborists (tree specialists) and are only marked for removal if they have been identified as either unsafe, unlikely to regenerate or if they pose a threat to houses or other buildings.” “Some trees might look like they are regenerating but on closer inspection our experts often uncover an unacceptable risk” says Mark. “Detailed inspection sometimes reveals weakened limbs or deeply burned trunks not obvious to the casual observer.” “No one in council wants to remove trees unnecessarily but public safety is paramount and sometimes we are forced to err on the side of caution to protect everyone in the community.” If anyone believes a tree has been incorrectly identified for removal they can register their concern with council’s engineering services. A further assessment will then be made by council’s chief arborist who is responsible for overseeing all tree safety matters. The council is not the only body involved in the removal of trees. VicRoads has responsibility for removing trees from highways and main roads whilst energy provider SP Ausnet is accountable for tree safety near overhead power lines and other related infrastructure. The Department of Sustainability and Environment and Parks Victoria share responsibility for tree safety works in parks, forests and stream frontages. On another subject, concern has also been raised over the disposal of tree waste and mulch. Mulch is available for local residents and details are available at murrindindi.vic.gov.au or by calling the council offices on 5772 0333. With respect to firewood resulting from waste logs, distribution is being coordinated by Berry Street for the eastern side of the shire including Marysville, Buxton, Narbethong etc.and Global Care for the western area, Kinglake, Flowerdale etc. Says Mark “much of the recovered wood is still green and is not suitable for immediate use, needing time to dry. Many of the usual sources of dry firewood were destroyed in the fires but Berry Street and Global Care are endeavouring to source dry firewood for emergency relief purposes. A detailed fact sheet on trees and firewood in fire affected areas is available online at murrindindi.vic.gov.au There was a meeting at Kinglake West Wednesday 29 July with concerned residents who believe that VEMCO employed by the Shire for tree removal are taking out live trees also & destroying natural habitat. Along No. 1 Creek at Kinglake nearly all the mountain ash trees have been removed and the work carried out has now destroyed soil which will cause erosion. There were many issues & concerns discussed as a community.
A meeting has been called with all relevant authorities for next Wednesday 5 August, Kinglake Basketball Stadium. So if you have any concerns or would like to know outcomes please attend this meeting. If you are interested in attending or want to kn ow more information please contact: Vicki Ruhr [email@example.com]. For everyone's information - a senior Herald Sun Journalist, John Ferguson is coming up to Kinglake this Monday 3 August to meet with any 'concerned residents' @ 11 a.m. at Harvest Cafe, Main St Kinglake. John shall be accompanied by a photographer and has indicated he would be happy to sit & chat over a cuppa with anyone about what points they feel need to be included in a story re the urgent local tree clearing matter. If interested, please Google John Ferguson herald sun bushfires and have a look over his previous reports/articles etc. If you wish to catch up together & meet with John to join in an open community discussion and put your concerns, please feel welcome to come along. It may also be a great opportunity to formulate a collaborative Media Release for urgent distribution from 'concerned Kinglake Ranges residents' and obviously, any individual comments &/or photos is a separate area and this option can be decided by eac h individual after talkng with everyone/John etc. I guess the coming weekend may give everyone a chance to step back & reflect a little over what is occurring and how it is affecting us. It seems fairly obvious our polite and increasingly insistent voices are not being 'heard'. It upsetting that we have to be even pursuing this matter considering what we are all trying to get through from day to day. A collective voice may just get the positive and urgent attention/action this whole fiasco so sorely needs. (Above is taken from email received)
Flowerdale Community House Activities Bushfire Personal Support & Counselling: for bushfire affected people in Flowerdale/Strath Creek areas is still being offered with Kate Lewer & Zoe Edmonds. For appointment please phone Mitchell Community Health Services, 1300 773 352 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Patchwork Group The patchwork group is now meeting at the Flowerdale hall on Tuesdays from 7-9pm. Cost $4.00. Also first Saturday of the month. Anyone with an interest in patchwork or any other craft is most welcome to join the group. Yoga Tuesdays in the old library at Kinglake West next to the Hall commencing 7.30pm. Tutor Wayne McGivney. Cost $5. Massage Massages will now be held at the Flowerdale Hall, Tuesdays 10-4pm in conjunction with Hands on Health Australia. Free of charge with Health Care Card or gold coin donation. Please book through Community House, Odette Hunter 57802664. Chiropractic Clinic will be held now held at Flowerdale Hall, Tuesdays 1-4pm in conjunction with Hands on Health Australia. RMIT & Students will be providing service with trained chiropractors. Free of charge with Health Care Card or gold coin donation. Please book through Community House, Odette Hunter 57802664. Tattoo of Flowerdale Tree Emblem If you would like a tattoo of the tree emblem please contact Community House 57802664. A tattooist will be coming to Flowerdale for people interested but registration must be booked. Drop in Centre is being offered every Tuesday. Come & have a cuppa & a chat. Being sponsored by Chaplaincy Australia. Weekly Tennis Coaching at Flowerdale Please note changes: Coaching: Is now provided at the Flowerdale courts by coach Colin Grace (0412 757 842) on Mondays between 2-9 pm. One-hourly sessions with 4 to 6 players per group cost $10 per person per session. Please contact Colin if you are interested. Mixed Doubles Evening Competition: A very sociable family event. All matches are played on our courts in Flowerdale on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6.15pm. All interested individuals are encouraged to enroll before 12th August to join the next round commencing late August. Ladies Doubles Competition: Played on Monday from 10am. The Club currently has two teams playing in the local Broadford District competition. Junior Competition: Commencing on Saturday mornings in term 4. For enrolments and/or further information: Please contact Jeannette on 5780 1520.
UPCOMING EVENTS (so please mark in your diaries)
1st August 2nd August 4th August 4th August 5th August 7th August 8th August 8th&9th August 9th August 9th August 9TH August 11th August 11th August 12th August 14th August 15th August 16th August 16th August 18th August 19th August 21st August 22nd August 23rd August 23rd August 21-23rd August 25th August 26th August 28th August 28th August 29th August 30th August 2nd September 9th September 16th September 20th September 18th October 16,17&18 Oct 15th November 20th December
Fresh Fruit & Vegies, Flowerdale Hall, 9am-1pm Photography By Samm, Hazeldene General Store, Flowerdale 10am-12pm (see flyer in community update for details) Drop in Centre, Community House, Flowerdale Hall (see ad in community update for more details) Bullying Information Session, Sacred Heat Primary School, Yea, 7.30pm-9pm Flowerdale Playgroup – Cooking 10am-12pm, Flowerdale Hall Flowerdale Community Meeting, Rec Reserve, Springvalley Road, 8pm Fresh Fruit & Vegies, Flowerdale Hall, 9am-1pm Transition Towns Training, Kinglake West Hall, 9am-4pm (see flyer in community update for details) Photography By Samm, Hazeldene General Store, Flowerdale 10am-12pm (see flyer in community update for details) Nuturing, Health & Well-being – Massage, Chiropractic, Neuro Emotional Technique, Flowerdale Hall, 10am-4pm Flowerdale Community Christian Church, Flowerdale Hall, 5pm Drop in Centre, Community House, Flowerdale Hall (see ad in community update for more details) Business Event, Toolangi Tavern (see flyer in community update for details) Flowerdale Playgroup – Painting 10am-12pm, Flowerdale Hall Girls Night Out, Flowerdale Hotel, Rebecca Barnard entertainment 7pm Fresh Fruit & Vegies, Flowerdale Hall, 9am-1pm Photography By Samm, Hazeldene General Store, Flowerdale 10am-12pm (see flyer in community update for details) Flowerdale Community Market, Flowerdale Hall Drop in Centre, Community House, Flowerdale Hall (see ad in community update for more details) Flowerdale Playgroup – Playdough & Games 10am-12pm, Flowerdale Hall Flowerdale Community Meeting, Rec Reserve, Springvalley Road, 8pm Fresh Fruit & Vegies, Flowerdale Hall, 9am-1pm Photography By Samm, Hazeldene General Store, Flowerdale 10am-12pm (see flyer in community update for details) Flowerdale Community Christian Church, Flowerdale Hall, 1.30pm Visual & Performing Arts Exhibition, Lawsons Restaurant, Kinglake National Park Hotel Drop in Centre, Community House, Flowerdale Hall (see ad in community update for more details) Flowerdale Playgroup – Harry Hairies, 10am-12pm, Flowerdale Hall Freeza Battle of the Bands, Alexandra High School, 7.30pm (see flyer in community update for details) Property Rehabilitation Workshop, Flowerdale Hall, 6pm-9pm (see flyer in community update for details) Fresh Fruit & Vegies, Flowerdale Hall, 9am-1pm Photography By Samm, Hazeldene General Store, Flowerdale 10am-12pm (see flyer in community update for details) Flowerdale Playgroup – Fathers Cards, 10am-12pm, Flowerdale Hall Flowerdale Playgroup – Finger Painting, 10am-12pm, Flowerdale Hall Flowerdale Playgroup – Tin Pin Bowling, 10am-12pm, Flowerdale Hall Flowerdale Community Market, Flowerdale Hall Flowerdale Community Market, Flowerdale Hall Hoof Over Hills Flowerdale Community Market, Flowerdale Hall Flowerdale Community Market, Flowerdale Hall
Bus Service Timetable
Thursday – To Seymour Friday – To Yea Leave Leave Hazeldene Store 8.55am Hazeldene Store 8.55am Flowerdale Pub 9.00am Flowerdale Pub 9.00am Rec Reserve 9.10am Rec Reserve 9.10am Strath Creek 9.20am Depart 11am Arrive 10.00am Depart 12noon Please use our bus services so we might be able to keep for the future and add other bus services.
Keeping up to date with Community Events, Meetings & other activities
If you would like to receive information please advise by the following: Via Email: email your details to email@example.com Via Post: send your name & address to Flowerdale Community Recovery, PO Box 2060, Hazeldene 3658 Via Mobile: 0418589072 (leave your details)
General Store Hours
Monday-Saturday 7am-7.30pm (food until 7pm) Sunday 8am-7pm (food until 7pm) PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 9am -5pm Please Note: Mail deliveries have started again where there is both a house and a letterbox still standing or by arrangement. Any other mail is being held at the store unless a redirection is currently in place. A redirection can be lodged at any Post Office. If you wish to hire a PO Box at Hazeldene we do still have some available in both Small and Medium. Please come in and see us if you are interested in hiring a box.
Community Services Hub
Department of Human Services (DHS) can be contacted on 5780 2704 and 5780 2697. If you need to speak to DHS outside these hours phone 0400399061. With both DHS and Centrelink staff on-site, the Flowerdale Hub sits to the left of the Flowerdale Hall driveway (as you enter the hall grounds), and is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm, Friday 1 - 8 pm and Saturday 10 am - 1 pm to assist bushfireaffected residents access grants and other support services. Centrelink will be at the Community Services Hub from 1 to 5pm on Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat 10am to 1pm and will cover all government agencies – Centrelink, Child Support Agency, ATO, Dept of Immigration & Citizenship, Dept of Health & Aging, Dept of Employment, Education & Workplace Relations, and Dept of Veterans’ Affairs.
Flowerdale Relief Centre (Material Aid)
Monday-Friday 9-6pm Saturday 9-1pm Food assistance continues to be available.
Other contacts & information Feeding Wildlife
If you are interested in feeding local wildlife on your property please contact Adrianna Simmons on 0423 242 037 and Wi ldlife Victoria will supply food. Registered Wildlife Shelters please contact Adrianna as well.
Important Phone Numbers
DHS Community Hub Shire Offices, Alexandra Yea Police Gas Bottles/Whittlesea Hardware Counselling: 57 802 704/0400 399 061 Fax: 57802697 57 720 333 57 972 630 9716 2008 Family Care 1800 663 107 Nurse-on-call 1300 606 024 (24hours) Bushfire Counselling & Support 1300 773 352 (Mon–Fri 9am-5pm) 1800 050 400 1300 360 320 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm) Odette Hunter 0429 012 129 (Tues 57 802 664) 1800 337 444 or email GIDisaster@fos.org.au 1800 255 925 1300 882 833 131170 (Road side hazards eg: animals, gutter to be cleared, other dangers – Only on Main Roads, other side roads ring the Shire)
Vic Bushfire Case Management Service Bushfire Building Advice Line Flowerdale Community House Financial Ombudsman Service Fencing Hotline Victorian Farmers Federation Hotline VicRoads