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Easter clean-up update

Works have been progressing well in Wye River and Separation Creek over the past week, despite some small delays due to weather conditions. Grocon crews have been working in Iluka Avenue, Dunoon Road, Karingal Drive, Mitchell Grove and Bass Avenue this past week. 23 properties have now been cleaned and are awaiting certification. The clean-up […]

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Study to support rebuilding of properties to be released

A number of key assessments to support the rebuilding of properties impacted by the bushfires have been undertaken, and the outcomes of the study will be available from 31 March. The study will include the following: geotechnical investigations to understand technical issues unique to the area and to identify risks when rebuilding land capability assessment […]

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CFA Easter Fete brings thousands to Wye River

The annual Wye River CFA Easter Fete is a tradition that has been bringing families down the Great Ocean Road for generations. President of the Wye River CFA Auxiliary, Christine Shaw, describes the fete as “a must on everyone’s calendars”. Volunteers have rallied together to host the event once again in 2016, and have received […]

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Wye Beach Hotel the life of the party this Easter long weekend

The Wye Beach Hotel has been in Wye River for as long as anyone can remember, and every Easter it’s jam-packed with families celebrating over delicious, local grub. “These sort of long weekends are really important to the local community and local economy now after the events of the fire,” said Wye Beach Hotel manager […]

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Lions Club of Lorne and BIG4 supports local community

The Lions Club of Lorne is subsidising accommodation at the BIG4 Wye River Park for families affected by the 2015 Christmas Day bushfires. The Club has provided a great deal of support and assistance to residents of our community, and has generously already paid for cabin accommodation for many families to enable them to visit […]

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New coordinator for Bushfire Community Recovery appointed

The Colac Otway Shire has appointed Clare Malone as Coordinator of the Bushfire Community Recovery. Clare will focus on community activities related to the resettlement and recovery, as connecting the community is a major focus in Wye River and Separation Creek after the bushfires. Clare will coordinate partnerships with state, regional and local agencies to […]

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Shoso Shimbo on show at Wye River

The work of Melbourne artist Shoso Shimbo has transformed the Wye River foreshore from beach to art gallery for the Lorne Sculpture Bienalle’s Wye River Project this month. The experienced sculptor has collaborated with the Wye River community to create a series that represents the resettlement of the region after the 2015 bushfires. The sculptures […]

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