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Paddy’s Path reinstatement update

Following the geotechnical investigation and tree works around Wye River and Separation Creek, the Department of Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Otway Coast Committee will commence works on Paddy’s Path. Dependent on weather conditions in the region, works will commence the week commencing 30 May 2016, and are expected to be completed by […]

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New experts at One Stop Shops

With the clean up now heading towards completion, the focus in Wye River and Separation Creek is turning towards rebuilding properties. While there are a number of technical reports and resources available, the One Stop Shops recognise that the community want custom advice for their unique property. To address this, five new fields have been […]

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Locals bring ideas to the playground

Around 20 community members joined Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Otway Coast Committee (OCC) representatives at the Wye River Surf Life Saving Club on Sunday 29 May to further develop the design of the Wye River playground. The playground upgrade, a Victorian Government commitment, had been an engaging topic of discussion […]

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Wastewater workshop rescheduled

The community workshop on Wastewater Management has been rescheduled and will no longer take place this Saturday 28 May. Colac Otway Shire is working with the relevant authorities to find another weekend to reschedule, most likely after the next community meeting. As there is a strong desire from the community to learn more about wastewater […]

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Building Construction Advisory Panel – Action Plan

On Friday 13 May the Advisory Panel held their first Community Workshop, looking at a bushfire risk management approach for the rebuilding at Wye River and Separation Creek. The goal of the Panel is to help improve the overall resilience and safety of the community, while supporting community members to rebuild in the most effective […]

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Attend the Wye River Playground Design Workshop

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Otway Coast Committee (OCC) are planning a community workshop to develop the design for Wye River Playground’s renewal. Ideas for how the playground should look and feel were gathered during the ‘Open House’ series run by DELWP in March and April. With the assistance […]

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Emergency Management Commissioner convenes Expert Panel

A panel of bushfire and building experts was recently convened by Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley to review the bushfire risk management approach for the rebuilding at Wye River and Separation Creek. The panel includes world class experts, who have previously provided strategic advice and direction on key bushfire issues such as Community Fire Refuges. […]

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Planning reports and studies available

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Colac Otway Shire are set to streamline the planning process for fire-affected property owners in Wye River and Separation Creek, with a series of technical studies released in late March-early April so owners understand any risks and constraints should they choose to build. The reports include: Bushfire [...] read more →