Friday, December 31, 2010

February 6th Anniversary Events

There is lots happening for February 6th at the Flowerdale Hall for the anniversary of the bushfires see links below for all details:
Charcoal Footprint - Complete Details Jules
Footprint - Archive Jules
Artwork- Contributions Jules

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Flowerdale Bus Timetables

Flowerdale Time Table Dysons
V/Line Bus Timetable

Permanently Impaired Fact Sheet and Application

Permanently-impaired Factsheet Oct2010
Permanently Impaired Application

Financial Hardship and Accomodation Application

Financial Hardship and Accomm Factsheet Nov2010
Financial Hardship and Accomm Application Nov2010

Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund Tertiary and Vocational Scholarship Program

Scholarship details
• Funded by the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund
• Valued at $15,000 per year for the duration of the course of study, subject to satisfactory progress
• Several scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
• Students completing Year 12 in 2010 in a Victorian school
• Students who were affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires who are enrolling in a course of tertiary or vocational education in the year following the completion of their secondary education and whose families are continuing to experience financial hardship as a result of the fires, or
• Students who were affected (physically, psychologically or financially) by the 2009 Victorian bushfires who are enrolling in a course of tertiary or vocational education in 2011 that is directly related to bushfire preparedness, response and recovery (e.g. medicine, nursing, paramedic and first aid training, emergency management, social or youth work or environment management)

Selection Criteria
• The student's current-end-year results
• The student's enrolment confirmation into the approved course
• The student's or their family's financial circumstances
• The impact of the 2009 Victorian bushfires on the student and their family
• The student's overall academic performance and ability to complete the chosen course of study
• The student's overall participation in extra-curricular activities; and
• The student's commitment to future community or public service.

Application Closing Date
• 31 January 2011

Further information
• Students awarded this scholarship in previous years need to fax their 2010 academic results to (03) 9637 3600 by 28 February 2011.
• VBAF has identified education opportunities for young people affected by the fires as important to their ongoing recovery.
• The VBAF scholarships are intended to contribute to a student’s living and other educational costs such as fees and textbooks.
• DEECD may request further information from applicants during the application and assessment process.
For more information go to website

MSC Release New Managers

MSC Managers 101210

All Mens Getaway and Family Day Outs

There are lots of mens getaways which include family day outs see below for all information:
All Mens Getaways

Skateboarding - Flowerdale

Skateboarding Ad Flowerdale

Blackberry Bash Report and Weed Management

Blackberry Bash Report

MSC Meeting Dates

MSC Meeting Dates

Building Permits Reimbursement

I believe this has been extended so please contact asap to see if your eligible.
1-1682824-Building Permit Fee Reimbursement Program - Form FINAL Web[1]

Wanted Cub, Scout and Venturer Leaders

Cub / Scout & Venturer Leaders

Are you interested in working with youth in the area?
Kinglake Scouts needs extra volunteers to assist with our growing group.
Please Contact Ray Bartlam on 0438 002039

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Movie Nights - Kinglake

Movie Nights Kinglake

Service of Rememberance Sunday 6th Feb 2011

A central service to remember the people and communities impacted by the February 2009 fires is being held on Sunday 6 February 2011.

The inter-faith service was arranged after consultation with affected community members including the bereaved. Former police chaplain, the Rev Jim Pilmer PSM, will oversee the service which recognises the significance of the anniversary to Victoria.

The service has been arranged to provide an opportunity for bushfire affected people who lost loved ones, or who live in other parts of Victoria, to gather in a central location to mark the anniversary.

The timing of the service respects the wishes of those who will mark the occasion at memorial events planned by the affected communities for 7 February 2011.

Your attendance and the attendance of other representatives from your organisation is most welcome. There is no need to respond to this e-mail, however if you are planning on attending we recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to the start of the service.
Zinc Location Map[1]

Tree Farming Workshop

Biodiversity Poster(3)[1]

Mens Getaway Marysville

Mens Getaway Marysville

Kinglake Weed Tour

Kinglake Weed Tour Flyer[1]

Goulburn Broken Catchment Media Release

Goulburn Broken Catchment Media Release

Yea Market

Yea Country Market,
Saturday 8 January,
9am to 2pm (1st Saturday of each month thereafter)
Yea Railway Park , Station Street , Yea.
Contact: 0409 130 587 or

Skateboarding Learn How - Kinglake

Skateboarding Learn How Kinglake

Kinglake Community Market

Kinglake Community Market

Murrindindi Bushfire Memorials Consultation

Murrindindi Bushfire Memorials - Flyer

Leanne Pleash leaving as Hub Captain Flowerdale

Hi all,

It's just starting to filter out that I have successfully applied for the Yea Office Coordinator job with Murrindindi Shire Council, overseeing the Yea office and library. This draws on my Hub experience, tertiary qualifications and profile in the Yea township. I finish up at the Flowerdale Hub on Friday 7th January 2011.

My manager and I hope that this will be a positive and more gentle step for the ultimate transition of the Flowerdale Hub; that I depart (breaking that nexus between myself and the community) leaving the Hub behind to still assist people, and then later the Hub will leave.

The timing is good in that I have been working hard in the background with the Case Management Service to ensure that our most vulnerable are tapped into relevant support agencies. Overseeing the move into the new building was one of the last big tasks on my plate. The timing is unfortunate however in that people may be away and I won't be able to see them before I go, although I will only be in Yea so not far away. The girls in the Hub will have my number for a soft handover, should it be necessary, in those first weeks.

Deb Hannan from the Kinglake Hub will come down as acting Hub Captain to help support Kristen. Deb is very efficient and a warm, loving soul, whom I'm confident will quickly win the hearts of Flowerdalians. Between Deb & Kristen I'm confident that I am leaving the Hub in very good hands.

There will be a community / agency morning tea 10 am on the 7th Jan so that people in the community have a chance to drop in and say goodbye, however I just wanted you to hear it from me so you know over the holidays. I apologise for the last minute advice; I needed to wait until Deb's acting replacement had been confirmed and announced.

We will put out flyers early in that first week of January letting people know about the morning tea, but if there is anyone that you know of that we have worked closely with that you think would like to know, please feel free to pass on the message.

Should there be any outstanding issues that you would like to discuss with me during that week, please email me so we can book in a time together. I suspect it's going to be a little busy.

Until then however, may you and all your families have a safe and lovely Christmas. Sorry the Hub didn't get organised enough for the e-card; we're thinking we might do a New Years card upon our return on the 4th January. Thank you all for your friendship, support and help during this last year (and beyond), and we'll talk after the break if you're around, otherwise I'll look forward to our paths crossing again some day.


Leanne Pleash | Hub Captain, Flowerdale Community Service Hub | Bushfire Recovery Services Unit
Department of Human Services | 3382 Whittlesea-Yea Rd, Flowerdale 3717
p. 5780 2704 | f. 5780 2697 | m: 0400 399 061 | e. |

Free Mountain Bike Training Clinic

Free MTB Clinic

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010