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Issue: No.56—October , 2009

PO Box 2008, Hazeldene, 3658

Our annual “Hoof Over Hills” two day horse riding event is on again during October. As you all know this is a very important event on the Flowerdale calendar—a fundraiser for the Flowerdale Primary School. Everyone including the organizers, riders and residents in the Flowerdale area are very excited to see this weekend event come around again. Alan and Deb Schulz have been working tirelessly behind the scenes—riding trails to check safety—obtaining permits and licences—with thanks to DSE for their co-operation and support. Registration starts at 12 noon on the Friday—with 300 horses, riders and campers—the event is completely booked out. Most riders come every year and admire the beauty of the Flowerdale hills, but this year may prove a bit of a challenge in respect to what occurred during February. Riders traverse a wide area including Mt Disappointment and the Three Sisters, looking over the Valley of a Thousand Hills—the tranquil hills of the Flowerdale valley. Riders will find a dramatic change in the landscape—with remnants of burnt trees and destruction everywhere, but then a perverse beauty of nature’s regeneration—flowering gums, moss green hills as far as the eye can see. Many of our volunteers are back on board for this year. For the Saturday Community Night, Hoof Over Hills has forged some brilliant new partnerships. A new partnership with Hales Institute—a Training organization sending trainees to help with food preparation and serving— under the guidance of our catering co-ordinators Kalli and Barb, will help our very tired, fire-worn volunteers. Chaplaincy Australia will be assisting in the registration tent—raffle ticket sales and morning and afternoon teas and children’s day activities. Day activities will include a BBQ lunch cooked on site by the Flowerdale school kids —day trippers can enjoy walks along secluded tracks leading to meals at Flowerdale pub, coffee at the Hazeldene store, a country market on the Sunday at the Flowerdale Hall, and horse and cart rides with “Luke Erynn Clydesdales”. This year as in other years, Hoof Over Hills has provided that all safety measures are in place to ensure safety of riders and visitors over the two days. Veterinary care will be provided over the weekend—ensuring horses are safe and fit for the rides. Paramedic support is also available from our qualified Doctors, who also ride the trails. We are most thankful this year that we have the most experienced trail boss in Australia in the guise of Alan Schulz, who will control all aspects of the two day ride. Saturday night is a new look Community Night, and everyone is welcome. Entertainment will include Ruckus and the Flowerdale Primary School choir, some brilliant poetry by Pete Auty, and new to Hoof Over Hills, the Mason Twins who have a unique and humorous line up of bush poetry for our guests. Food will include spit roast, morning breakfast of bacon and eggs ably served by our morning breakfast crew. A full operating licensed bar (proof of ID must be shown), our community bus and raffle in support of our beloved Flowerdale CFA. If you haven’t been to Hoof Over Hills before, come and enjoy our great hospitality, and see what Flowerdale has to offer during one of Australia’s premier country events—this is a “must do” in October. The event is run over two days from the 16th October—all weekend, so come along and join in on all the fun and activities. Everyone is welcome to attend on the Saturday night—tickets: Adults $15 Under 18 $5 Under 5 free. For public liability reasons all children under 18 years must be fully supervised by their parent or guardian.
Distribution: 500 copies to Silver Creek Rd., Silver Parrot Rd., Creekside Dr., Riverside Cres., the service road, Moore’s Rd., Spring Valley Rd. Upper King Parrot Rd, and the main road as far as Minto Rd. Also the Hazeldene Store, Flowerdale Hotel, Strath Creek Store and Glenburn Roadhouse. Articles, advertisements, etc. can be left at the store, posted to PO Box 2008, Hazeldene, or emailed to Brenda at

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Police Report—Flowerdale/Glenburn

We have had another busy month on the roads with a total of 5 collisions being reported to Kinglake Police, one of which occurred in the Flowerdale/Glenburn areas. We have issued 43 penalty notices, the majority being for excessive speed. On 6th September 2009, C/ DAWSON received a report for an off road motor cycle collision which occurred in Mt Robertson State Forest in Flowerdale. The rider sustained shoulder injuries after being thrown from the bike which required medical treatment at hospital. Since last month’s report I have been advised that the pedestrian crossing will be going ahead in the main street of Kinglake. Vic Roads are just waiting on the funding, which has been approved and work will commence shortly. Vic Roads, Murrindindi Shire reps, local residents and I also met on site at Kinglake west on 2nd September, to discuss the concerns with regards to safety at the intersection at Kinglake Whittlesea Road and Yea Whittlesea Road. Vic Roads agreed to review several issues and we may see some improvements made to visibility and speed limit signs may be moved further out away from the intersection on the Yea Road. I am still waiting for a response from Vic Roads regarding this issue.

This month in our police service area we have had 14 incidents of crime reported. Several of these were domestic related. Some
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incidents were also related to Mental Health issues. As I have said previously domestic violence is a crime and will be treated as such. If you are aware of issues in relationships please deal with them before they escalate. Assistance is a phone call away. At the moment in Kinglake, the community has access to a vast range of community health services that can assist with these issues. We can also assist if you require. We have also seen an increase in Mental Health issues. Again, early intervention can solve or avert a bigger issue from occurring. Reported Crime has increased on the previous month’s figures. As I have said previously, I need you to help us. If you see anything suspicious please report it immediately. Don’t wait and please don’t think you might be wasting our time. Call 000 if the suspicious activity is happening then and there and they’ll dispatch us to attend. We all need to keep an eye out for each other. Obtain vehicle descriptions, registration numbers or descriptions of suspicious persons and pass this on to police at the communications centre. (000- D 24) On 25th August S/c PAPAS took a report for the theft from a building site (pipeline construction site) on Glenwood Drive in Toolangi. Tools and items valued at almost $2500 were stolen. On 17th August a report for the theft of equipment from a logging coupe was received. Property valued at $5000 was stolen from the Toolangi State Forest site.

A large vehicle and/or trailer would’ve been used. On 7th September a report was received for a theft from a motor car. This offence occurred along the pipeline, Melba Hwy, Glenburn. Items/tools valued at $2500 were stolen. As I said last month, I do believe that now the rebuilding phase is beginning to get under way, we possibly will see a rise in reported crime. That’s where I need you, the residents to help us. If you see anything suspicious please report it immediately. Don’t wait and please don’t think you might be wasting our time. Call 000 if the suspicious activity is happening then and there and they’ll dispatch us to attend. We all need to keep

an eye out for each other. If you see suspicious vehicles/persons please make a notation of vehicle/ persons description and report it either to Crime Stoppers (Anonymity Guaranteed!) or call us at Kinglake Police Station (Again, anonymity guaranteed!). Any information in relation to any criminal activity can be provided (anonymously if you wish) to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or call Kinglake Police on 5786 1333. Stay safe and take care,

Officer in Charge, Kinglake Police.

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From the Mayor’s Chair
Cr Lyn Gunter
2009 / 10 Budget and Rates The Council has recently received briefings on various scenarios relating to the financial impact on the Council following the loss of significant rate revenue and additional costs as a consequence of the February fires. As a result of the detailed work undertaken and discussions with the state government over future funding required, the 2009/10 budget will not be adopted until late September or early October. This will have implications for sending out rate notices later than usual and may result in the first two installments being closer together. Further information will be provided on this issue when the Council has formally considered the budget. Animal registration We are currently reviewing animal registrations which were due for renewal in April. Residents within the fire affected areas are advised that the 2008/09 fees have been waived. To help us to ensure that council’s records are updated and correct you will unfortunately be required to re-register your animals free of charge at your nearest council office. It is important for owners to register their animals so that council officers can return animals to owners should they stray. Residents outside fire affected areas are advised that animal registration fees are due and renewal forms will be posted within the coming months.

Rainfall in Broome Road
September 2009 (to 23rd September) Total for August 2009 Yearly Total to 23rd September 2009 to 30th September 2008 Regards Virginia

50mm 79mm

397mm 475mm

MON - SAT 7:00AM - 7:30PM SUN 9:00AM - 7:00PM PUBLIC HOLIDAY 9:00AM - 5:00PM Food stops at 7pm daily Unleaded Premium & Diesel, Groceries, Phone Cards, Newspapers, Ice-cream, Cold Meat, Ice, Coffee, Post Office & More

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Three ladies from Nyngan in central NSW met a representative of the Flowerdale Patchwork and Craft Group at Nonie May’s Craft Shop in Whittlesea a short while ago. They were here to deliver a number of quilts, some wool and material to be distributed to the Flowerdale community. They also donated a $600 cheque to the Community House, which the patchwork group and committee were delighted with. These lovely ladies have also kindly offered accommodation for those who would like a break; anyone interested should contact Odette at the Community House. The generosity these ladies have shown to our community is truly amazing, and we cannot thank them enough.

Cathie Hodge from Donvale donated her time and class patterns for our August and September sessions. Everyone who participated will have a beautiful “Shattered Nine Patch” quilt to exhibit in our show next year. Cathie has also joined our group and we look forward to her skilled input. Don’t forget our group is open to crafters other than patchwork, so bring along your sewing, beading, knitting, etc. Enquiries: Sharon Dunn—5780 1428 Tuesdays 7-9pm—cost $4 1st Saturday of each month 10.30am-3.30pm—cost $5 Bring your lunch, tea and coffee supplied.

Letters to the Editor
Back row l to r: Wendy, Glad and Christine Front row l to r: Sharon and Noela Dear Editor, Attention: All Trial/Motorbike riders We have a problem in our community with trial/ motorbike riders using our Walking/Bike Path as a motorbike track. This path is purely for walkers/pushbike riders and not motorbikes. There is a concern that children who ride their pushbikes on this path or walk will be confronted by motorbikes which could cause severe injuries or worse if hit. If you are caught using the path for other than its purpose you will be reported to the police immediately. So for the safety of our children and other who use the path please refrain from riding your motorbikes along the walking track. Concerned resident, Flowerdale. (Name & address withheld)

John Kyme
Painter & Decorator Specialising in all forms of Painting and Decorating Phone (AH): 5780 2569 Mobile: 0418 564 851

Walking is a great way to get/keep fit, so why not volunteer a little time to help deliver the Flowerdale Flyer once a month. Volunteers needed for: Silver Creek/Silver Parrot, Riverside Cres, Service Road. If you can help contact Brenda 5780 1356.

Bus Service Timetable Thursday – To Seymour Leave Hazeldene Store 8.55am Flowerdale Pub 9.00am Rec Reserve 9.10am Strath Creek 9.20am Arrive 10.00am Depart 12noon

Friday – To Yea Leave Hazeldene Store Flowerdale Pub Rec Reserve Depart

8.55am 9.00am 9.10am 11am

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Promoting Local Trade/Construction Businesses
Expressions of interest are being sought for local trade/construction and related businesses to be included in an information folder promoting the Buy Local message. This will be distributed with permit information by the Planning, Building and Health Departments at Murrindindi Shire Council. The business must be located within the Murrindindi Shire. Please send interest by 5 October 2009 to Sarah Light at Murrindindi Shire Council, or (03) 5772 0325 and process details will be returned.

Mobile Library:
The Mobile Library stops at the Hazeldene bus stop Thursdays 1.30 to 4.30pm every fortnight. Next visit 1st, 15th and 29th September, and Strath Creek opposite the store once a month from 2.30 to 4.30pm. Next visit 8th October. If you have internet access at home you can reserve books at the Yarra Plenty Regional Library website ( and collect them from the Mobile Library.

For survivors of the Fires Looking for reliable stock and riding horses, broken in, between 3 and 10 years old For Flowerdale residents who are keen to do social rides in the local district. All offers considered including donation, free-lease etc Contact: Crash 0408150630

Country Fire Authority
Captain: Meets: Training: Glenn Woods 7.30pm 1st Tuesday of month, 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month at 9.00am

We can now email a copy of the Flowerdale Flyer to you. Just email your name and address to Brenda at and we will add you to our list. Photos will be in colour, and you won’t have to wait for delivery.

The Op Shop hours are:
Mon. Wed. Sat. 10am - 4pm depending on availability of volunteers.

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Ben Hardman MP

Member for Seymour
many sheds, equipment, livestock feed, generators, machinery and sadly, livestock lost. Land and water resources were also badly affected,” Mr McNamara said. “The Appeal Fund has been acutely aware of the challenges being faced by farmers and these grants will help them replace destroyed or farm equipment or rebuild fencing. It can also be used to reimburse farmers who have already invested their own money to meet these costs. “Recent changes to Australian Tax Office laws which gave extra flexibility to the Appeal Fund to provide support have made the delivery of this assistance possible. We thank the Commonwealth Government for recognising the exceptional circumstances being faced by Victorians in our bushfire affected communities and the need to support those people. “The funding is in addition to assistance already delivered by the Appeal Fund to rural landowners affected by the fires through the Rural Property Assistance Scheme which provided $5000 to rural landowners with properties greater than two hectares affected by the fires.” Under the new Primary Producers Repair and Restoration grant, farmers who did not receive the Commonwealth’s National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) Clean Up and Restoration Grant will receive $10,000 from the Appeal Fund. This group is made up of primary producers who earned less than 51 per cent of their income from their farming business in 2008/09. “The Appeal Fund felt it was important for primary producers who, for whatever reason, generated less than half of their income in the last financial year from their farming business to also receive support from the Fund,” Mr McNamara said. “This is because many have supplemented their incomes by taking on second jobs or having partners work off the farm and the intent of the Appeal Fund is to help those who need it the most.” Primary producers who did receive the NDRRA grant received it because they generated more than 51 per cent of their income from their farming business. This group will receive $5000 from the Appeal Fund, on top of the up to $25,000 they received from the Commonwealth. Mr Brumby said the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund allocation would make a significant difference to farmers, supporting them to recover and move forward. “We understand that farmers in bushfire affected areas are facing the immense challenge of restoring and in some cases, rebuilding their farm businesses after these devastating fires which came on the back of a record 13 years drought,” Mr Brumby said. “The Appeal Fund assistance builds on the joint Commonwealth and Victorian governments $51 million small business bushfire assistance package, changes to eligibility requirements around the amount of income derived from a farm business which have made it easier for primary producers to access assistance and our Government’s support to the VFF to assist it to deploy volunteers to help fix or replace fences. “Victorians and people from across Australia and the world have donated generously through Red Cross to the Bushfire Appeal Fund and I congratulate Mr McNamara and the panel for deciding on assistance that reflects the generosity and compassion in which these funds were donated.” Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary for Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction said the Rudd Government was committed to standing by communities as they recovered and rebuilt. "We have been working with the Victorian Government and local
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Seniors are set to benefit from more discounts and savings than ever before. The Member for Seymour, Ben Hardman welcomed the launch of the Brumby Government’s Retail and Services Directory 2009-2011 detailing discounts and other benefits to Victorian seniors. “The Brumby Government is taking action to stand up for seniors to ensure they have access to even better services,’’ Mr Hardman said. “More than 800,000 Victorians benefit from the Seniors Card which has discounts and offers from more than 2500 business outlets, free travel vouchers and concessions and cheaper public transport tickets in Victoria and across Australia. “This year’s Retail and Services Directory contains the latest information on the hundreds of discounts and benefits available from the retail and services sector ranging from financial, health and insurance services to fashion, sporting equipment and home entertainment. “It’s a great resource for those wanting to make the most of the many fantastic savings available through their Seniors Card.” Mr Hardman said the Seniors Card had been of great benefit to Victorians since it was introduced in 1991. “Through the Seniors Card program we are helping make it more affordable for seniors to access key business services, get out and about in the community and participate in a range of recreational and leisure activities,” he said. “If you’re an eligible senior and don’t already have a card I encourage you to apply for one. They are simple to get and best of all, they are free.” The Victorian Government provided $800,000 to produce the Retail and Services Directory 2009-2011. Anyone 60 years or over, a permanent resident of Victoria and working less than 35 hours a week in paid employment is eligible for a Seniors Card. Mr Hardman said the huge popularity of the Seniors Card program presented a great opportunity for business to reach the senior audience – including baby boomers who are about to retire. “If you run a business, I encourage you to join the program as a business partner – joining is completely free,” Mr Hardman said. To apply for a card, enquire about becoming a business partner, or access a copy of any of the Seniors Card directories contact the Office of Senior Victorians on 1300 797 210 or online at

More than 1000 farmers directly impacted by the February bushfires will receive one-off grants as part of a $7 million Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund package to help them repair or replace destroyed or damaged farm infrastructure. Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund advisory panel chair Pat McNamara and the Premier John Brumby today announced that grants of $10,000 and $5000 would be made available to support primary producers to boost their business viability after the fires. “The fires destroyed or damaged thousands of kilometres of fencing with

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councils and directing significant support to the bushfire-affected communities from day one,” Mr Shorten said. "Last month we announced changes to tax laws to give the fund wider powers to help people and communities hit by the fires, which is what the many Australians who donated would want. "I am delighted the Fund has been able to help farmers who have been affected by these fires because of the changes." The NDRRA Clean-up and Restoration Grant provided a one-off grant to primary producers who suffered direct physical damage as a result of bushfire for clean up, removal of debris, animal welfare and business restoration. Hobby and smaller-scale farmers are not eligible for this payment, but can receive the Rural Property Recovery Assistance package. The Rural Finance Corporation will administer the Primary Producers Repair and Restoration payments on behalf of the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund. The Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund has raised $386 million, with $322 allocated to a range of initiatives and program to support bushfire affected individuals, families and communities. To date close to $200 million of this has been dispersed. Anyone wanting information about assistance should call the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund Hotline on 1800 180 213 or visit

Hall Committee elections were held on Wednesday 16th September with the following members elected: Paula Turner, President Pauline Spierings, Secretary Alison McDonald, Treasurer Lyn Gunter, General Member Annie Robertson, General Member


Stump Grinding Concrete Breaking Welding
Local Business

Call Peter:

0401 396 776 03 9324 8776

.If your community group has an event coming up please let us know so it can be included in the Flyer.

Community Dinner, Recreation Reserve, , 5pm Youth Activities, Year 7 – up, Flowerdale Hall, 7pm $2 donation 3 Oct Quilting & Craft Group, Flowerdale Hall 103.30pm $5 4 Oct New Life Party, Grace Church, Flowerdale Hall, 3pm-4.30pm 9 Oct Flowerdale Community Meeting, Recreation Reserve, Springvalley Road, 8pm 10 Oct Film Show & Big Band 3pm Flowerdale Hotel 13 Oct HOHA, Massage & Chiropractor Service, Flowerdale Hall, 1pm-4pm 15 Oct Writing Workshop, Flowerdale Hall, 9.30am12.30pm 16 Oct Youth Activities, Year 7 – up, Flowerdale Hall, 7pm $2 donation 16-18 Oct Hoof Over Hills 18 Oct Flowerdale Community Market, Flowerdale Hall 18 Oct Acoustix—Flowerdale Hotel 31 Oct Waz e James Band video shoot—Flowerdale Hotel Cup Eve, Calcutta, Flowerdale Hotel, 7.30pm 2 Nov 3 Nov Cup Day, Family Fun Day, Flowerdale Hotel Garden, 12noon onwards
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Photography by Samm
Hi, my name is samm hall, I am a photographer in Flowerdale. I am offering to take photos of local residents and neighbouring communities who have unfortunately lost everything in the recent bushfires, including all their treasured photos. If I can help in a small way for people to start to rebuild their photo albums, knowing as a photographer how important photos are, please contact me on 0412 798 257. I will be at the Hazeldene store every Sunday from 10am until 12pm. For those not familiar with the store, there is a beautiful setting with a picnic table with bench seats beside the creek and a wooden bridge. Prices are as follows: 2 x 8” x 10” and 2 x 5” x 7” photos $15 A USB with up to 50 photos plus above photos $40 These prices are not for profit, as I work independently, this will only be to cover materials and printing costs. Please bring as many family members and friends as you would like, it does not take long to take the photos, and hopefully you will have them forever. Hope to see you there, Cheers, samm.

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See the warmth that grows, You can feel the sun rise, Feel the northern air, Go and catch the first wave. And I’ve been down before, And I’ll be down again, Don’t know how or when But I’ll be back again. I know I can’t stand still, Until I’m back again, Don’t know where don’t know when I’ll be back again.

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Murrindindi library Service brings you

Zany Outdoor Games and Fun Messy Activities
Coming to your town soon
and its free

Morning sessions 10 - 12
Toolangi . . . . . . . Mon 28
Primary School

Afternoon Sessions 2-4
Glenburn Hall . . . Mon 28 Eildon . . . . . . . . . . Tue 29
Community Centre

Buxton Hall . . . . Tues 29 Yea Library . . . . Wed 30 Flowerdale Hall . Thur 1 Taggerty Hall . . . Fri 2 Marysville . . . . . . Sat 3
Temp Village

Kinglake Library . . Wed 30 Strath Creek Hall . Thur 1 Narbethong . . . . . Fri 2
Black Spur Inn

In the holidays for school kids Monday 28th Sept - Saturday 3rd Oct
Bookings— Bookings—57720349
A Murrindindi Shire Council Initiative funded by the Victorian Bushfire Relief Fund

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The Hon Fran Bailey MP
Federal Member for McEwan

Land for Sale Hoddles Creek (Private Sale) 10 beautiful bushy acres for sale with 2 cleared acres with planning and building permits for an environmentally friendly kit home and large shed North facing block with views to Mt Dandenong and surrounds Earthworks done, all it needs is you! New owners must be environmentally friendly and willing to share block with swamp wallabies and lyrebirds Reluctant sale due to current owners unable to move on from bushfire consequences Price $290,000. Call Rose on 0401 616 659 or 5780 1515 for more information

BlazeAid volunteers will be able to complete the replacement of farm fences destroyed on Black Saturday after an insurance backflip by the Brumby Government, member for McEwen Fran Bailey has announced today. Fran said the extension of insurance cover until November 1 had come as a huge relief to BlazeAid co-ordinator Kevin Butler and his team of volunteers from across Australia. The Brumby Government’s decision follows quick action this week by Fran after volunteers were told they would be left without public liability insurance from this weekend. “Our tremendous volunteers can now get on with completing their remarkable work in helping local farmers replace fences destroyed on Black Saturday,” Fran said. “The Government’s decision to abruptly deny insurance cover to BlazeAid had been heartless. “The reversal is what we have worked all week to achieve so that the important work is completed.” Fran said BlazeAid continued to demonstrate the importance of community volunteers in bushfire recovery projects. “They deserve every bit of support and encouragement.” When the Brumby Government’s decision to cut insurance cover was made public on Monday, Fran immediately contacted the Insurance Council of Australia asking its members to provide indemnity insurance for BlazeAid and contacted the Primary Industries Minister Joe Helper’s office. “The backflip is a victory for our communities wanting to help in the recovery.”

House, Land and Shed on 3 acres for sale at Break O'Day (Private Sale) 3 acres with spectacular views with 1940's house which requires some renovation.(mainly painting, build veranda) Large shed Some fire damage to trees and orchard but most should survive 100 new trees planted Price $370,000 Call 0401 616 659 or 5780 1515 for more information


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Coping skills for tough times
Mitchell Community Health is planning some stress and relaxation sessions. A two hour session will cover things like:
• • • • • •

Relaxation—simple techniques and exercises that can make you feel good Stress management Relationships Taking care of yourself Bottled up feelings Dealing with feelings of anger and frustration

We’re currently planning sessions in the following areas:
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Yea Whittlesea Strath Creek Flowerdale Kinglake

The sessions will be conducted on a weekday at 9.30am, 1.00pm or 6.00pm, depending on demand. To express an interest in attending a session, please contact Mitchell Community Health Service on 5784 5555 and ask about the ‘coping skills’ session. Alternatively, you can call our Area Coordinator, Laura Colliver, on 0439 371 380. Or, just email your interest in attending to: Please include your name, contact phone number and your preference for weekday, time and location. Based on the feedback we get from the community a timetable of sessions will be available by the end of September 2009.

Mitchell Community Health
Supporting health and wellbeing in the communities of Mitchell and Murrindindi

T: F: W: E:

1300 773 352 5784 5525

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1st Kinglake Scout Group
Scout News On the 21 – 23 August four of our Scouts Matt Griffiths, Sam Neagle, Darcy French and Ben Parker completed the Merri Plains Scout Leadership Course. Over the weekend the Scouts took part in many games, activities and discussions to help them to learn about and develop leadership skills. Our Scouts recently had a visit from the 1st Seymour Scouts who presented our Scout Group with a very kind donation that they raised as part of the bushfire relief. We had a fun night and finished off with supper. Thank you very much to Scout Leader Brett Harvey and all the Seymour Scouts. Coming up we will be going abseiling at Tallarook State Forest and in November the Scouts will be installing nest boxes along the King Parrot Ck as part of the World Conservation badge. Cub News The Kinglake Cubs would like to welcome our two new chums Maddie and Zander; and congratulations to Ben on being officially invested into our Cub pack. The Cubs have been doing lots of badgework. We recently had a First Aid night, where we all practiced slings and head bandages; and we also had a night learning different knots and lashings. Yours in Cubbing, Kaa.

Group News Thank you to those families that made the effort to attend the recent sausage sizzle fundraiser at Bunnings, we raised $870.00 for the group. Thinking of Joining? If you are interested in joining Cubs or Scouts or to register for Venturers, or you are an adult looking for a rewarding outlet as a leader or an assistant please contact: Group Leader Ray Bartlam. Phone: 5786 1529 or by e-mail If would like to find out more about Scouting visit

SALE Flowerdale Hall
Come and support your community market . Art, craft, fresh fruit and veg, and hot food. Stalls only $10 inside or outside

All non-ferrous metals All areas *We pay $100 a car* more for trucks *(conditions apply)* Melb Metro daily (MSIC) Wharf acc. 24 hour service, 7 days Trade Towing Metro/Country, Twin Car, Car Capacity Caravan Relocation, Tractor, Bobcats Equipment (up to 5 tons) FULL TILT TRAY SERVICE NOW MOVING 20 FOOT CONTAINERS Phone Eddy 0407849252 or 0357978220 3877 Melba Hwy, Glenburn, 3717 Fax 57978520

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Your Health and Well-Being
From Community Health

National Child Protection Week 2009 From the beginning of National Child Protection Week (6th September) to the end of Children's Week (1 November) NAPCAN is conducting the largest ever survey of Australia's attitudes to child abuse and neglect. Preventing child abuse is everyone's business. Help bring child abuse out into the open. You can complete the short survey at The Child Protection Service is part of the Victorian Department of Human Services. It provides child-centred, family-focused services to protect children and young people from significant harm caused by abuse or neglect within the family. It also aims to ensure that children and young people receive services to deal with the impact of abuse and neglect on their wellbeing and development. Any person who believes, on reasonable grounds, that a child needs protection can notify the Child Protection Service. Some professionals, such as doctors, nurses, police and school teachers, are legally obliged to report suspected child abuse to the Child Protection Service. It is the Child Protection worker’s job to assess and where necessary further investigate if a child or young person is at risk of significant harm. Potential signs of child abuse People in contact with children and young people can help to keep them safe by keeping an eye out for the signs of harm, and then taking appropriate action early. People should pay attention to:
• Physical signs of abuse or neglect. This could include bruises, burns, fractures (broken bones), bleeding from the vagina or anus (back passage), sexually transmitted disease, or poor hygiene. •

Behavioural signs of abuse or neglect. This could include showing little or no emotion when hurt, wariness of their parents, alcohol or drug abuse, or age-inappropriate sexual behaviour. If the child discloses they have been abused.

Child Protection can be contacted on 1800 650 227 during business hours and on 13 12 78 after hours. Your identity is kept private from the family you are concerned about. (Information from and

National Dementia Awareness Week 2009
15 to 25 September
Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning - loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and normal emotional reactions. Most people with dementia are older, but it can occur in people aged 40 onwards. Particular sorts of dementia can be inherited, but most are not. The early signs of dementia are very subtle and vague and may not be immediately obvious. Common symptoms may include: progressive and frequent memory loss; confusion; personality change; apathy and withdrawal; loss of ability to perform everyday tasks. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and accounts for between 50% and 70% of all cases. It is a progressive, degenerative illness that attacks the brain. There is abnormal build-up within the brain which affects the brain’s ability to function normally. As Alzheimer’s is progressive, the person’s ability to think and function will decline gradually. Vascular dementia is the broad term for dementia associated with problems of circulation of blood to the brain and is the second most common form of dementia. There are a number of different types of vascular dementia. Some of these are caused by a number of small strokes within the brain. Other types are caused by prolonged periods of high blood pressure, thickening of arteries in the brain and an inadequate blood supply. Alzheimer’s Australia offers support, information, education and counselling. Contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. For more information and to view Help Sheets visit

Event as part of Dementia Awareness Week: Understanding and Living with Alzheimer's Disease A talk by Bryan Sheridan, Counsellor, Alzheimer's Australia Vic When: Monday 21 September, 1:30pm to 3:00pm (includes afternoon tea) Where: Swinburne TAFE Campus, 237 Maroondah Highway, Healesville For more information or to register call The Melba Program on (03) 5962 1033. (Information from Community Health at Yea Hospital – phone 5736 0400 and at Alexandra Hospital – phone 5772 0800 “Your Health and Well-Being” articles are available on and

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CFA Emergency Police- Kinglake Yea TXU Power Failure Help for Wildlife Flowerdale School & Kinder JP (Lyn Gunter) Doctor - Yea Hospital-Yea Community House (Hall) Hazeldene Store Flowerdale Hotel Vet—Yea Whittlesea Bushfire Case Management Service Bushfire Building Advice Line Relief Centre DHS Hub 000 5786 1333 5797 2630 131 799 0417 380 687 5780 1264 5780 2382 5736 0444 5736 0400 5780 2664 5780 1202 5780 1230 5797 2333 9716 2495 1800 050 400 1300 360 320 5780 2625 5780 2624

7.5 ton excavator 5 ton excavator Rock breaker Bobcat Road sweeper Pallet forks Tip truck Grabs Trencher 150mmx1200mm depth



For advice, estimates or quotes phone

Andrew 0428 550 405
A local Flowerdale business

The Flowerdale Hotel
3325 Whittlesea Yea Road Flowerdale Ph: 57801230

Open Mic Jam Session
Sunday 4th October 2pm ish $200.00 prize Best flock’n’Muso act
Film show and Big Band 10th October from3pm

Acoustix - Sunday 18th October
Waz e James Band video shoot Saturday 31st October afternoon Irwin Racing Team V8 Supercar Thursday 5th November Fluoro’s (roadside contractors) Vs Flowerdale Community 1 day 20/20 Family Day & Cricket Match Community Fundraiser—all proceeds given to the Flowerdale area (further details to be posted)
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