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Clean-up update – 87 properties cleaned

Grocon has cleaned 87 properties to date, which is more than half of the total number of bushfire-affected properties. Works are intensifying in Wye River as Grocon’s clean-up crews prepares to brave the wet weather. Dunoon Road is almost complete with bushfire-affected tree works commencing in Iluka Avenue. There are currently seven demolition crews, four […]

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Initial Resettlement Plan in place

The Initial Plan for the Resettlement of Wye River and Separation Creek was presented to Colac Otway Shire Council on Wednesday 27 April. Council resolved to endorse in principle the Initial Plan, noting that it will continue to evolve over time in consultation with the community as it responds to emerging opportunities and issues. Council also noted that a number […]

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Free health checks for local community

To ensure the wellbeing of our community, the Lorne Community Hospital is generously offering free health checks to the people of Wye River and Separation Creek. All appointments will be completely confidential and free of charge. Free flu shots will also be on offer, to help the community stay healthy and active during the upcoming […]

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Water quality warning in Wye River

This unseasonably warm weather is perfect for a swim. However, residents and visitors are reminded to take care in the water, particularly in the Wye River. Colac Otway Shire continues to conduct water quality testing in Wye River and EPA is conducting water quality monitoring at Wye River following the Christmas Day Bushfires to assess […]

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Travelling the road to recovery: Clean-up, emotional impacts and looking ahead

Dr. Rob Gordon is a clinical psychologist who has been a consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services since 1989 for disaster recovery. Over the next few weeks he will share insights into the emotional journey many affected residents of Wye River and Separation Creek currently face and may encounter in the future. […]

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Clean-up update – 78 properties completed

Grocon has completed 78 properties, or close to half of total registered properties. Minor works continue in Separation Creek to reinstate roads and ensure all bushfire affected trees are made safe. The majority of properties in Iluka Avenue have now been cleaned and it is anticipated that tree works in Iluka will be undertaken within […]

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ANZAC Day in Wye River

ANZAC Day is a day of commemoration, where we pause to remember those who have served for our country. Services will be taking place throughout the region and the Great Ocean Road, to bring the local communities together in remembrance. The Wye River Memorial has been a focus of Wye River’s ANZAC Day services for […]

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Surf Live Saving Club helps unite the community

Marty McIntosh, Vice President of the Wye River Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC), has been touched by how the Club and community has come together since the Christmas Day bushfires. Since December, the SLSC has been able to serve its ultimate purpose of providing a communal space for the people of Wye River and Separation […]

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Local surveyor identifying ground survey marks

Work is now underway by a local surveyor to identify surviving ground survey marks and reference points in local properties. Using historical information obtained from title surveys recorded by Land Victoria, the surveyor is recovering and recording as many surviving ground survey marks (reference marks) as possible. These reference marks will inform future surveying work […]

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Travelling the road to recovery: The WyeSep experience

Dr Rob Gordon is a clinical psychologist who has been a consultant to the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services since 1989 for disaster recovery. Over the next few weeks he will share insights into the emotional journey many affected residents of Wye River and Separation Creek currently face and may encounter in […]

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