The community meeting was held last night and covered a wide range of topics.
Cr Sally Abbott Smith, Rob Croxford and Howard Paix from the Murrindindi Shire spoke to the community on a wide range of topics and distributed handouts providing information on issues such as Septic Systems, Community Services, Communication and other topics.
The Department of Primary Industry provided an update on assistance for fencing which has been a major issue for many people affected by the fires, particularly farmers and primary producers.
Grocon have commenced clearance work in the area and have set up teams for Long Gully Rd, Creekside, Riverside and Silver Creek/Silver Parrot Rd. To date 13 properties have been cleared and there are more than 200 to go; it is good to see the process has commenced.
The Community Committee gave an update on the Flowerdale Relief Fund. The money raised will be distributed through coordination with the existing community groups such as CFA, Community House, Youth Group, Kindergarten and School. (I am sure there are more groups and they will also be involved). The money will be focused on providing community facilities.
A brief update was given on the Sustainable Town initiative and the information gathering process will start in earnest next week with meetings scheduled with a range of organisations with expertise in the area. We will keep people posted via the blog and also at the Community Meetings.
There will be no meeting next week due to Good Friday and I will post the location of the next meeting on the Blog and also via the Shire Newsletter.
Have a great weekend, I will be in town for the next few days and will keep posting updates. Feel free to grab me if there are things that you want covered.