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Q&As for tree management

To help clarify the new process with Grocon around tree management, including the new scope of works, consent deed and arborist reports, Emergency Management Victoria (EMV), Grocon and the Community Resilience Committee (CRC) members have prepared some Q&As. Who will be contacted about tree removal? If you are a private property owner, who took part […]

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Permits closed for public events at Harrington Park

 Colac Otway Shire Council has stopped taking bookings and issuing permits for public events for Harrington Park in Wye River until further notice. This decision is in line with advice received from the Victorian Government, the State Emergency Service, the Country Fire Authority, Emergency Management Victoria, Victoria Police and Council staff managing bushfire recovery and […]

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Community Meeting Summary – Thurs 28 July

A community meeting was held on Thursday 28 July at Richmond Town Hall, Melbourne. The meeting was chaired by Sue Wilkinson (Colac Otway Shire) and key speakers were Minister Lisa Neville, Diane Sisely (Community Resilience Committee), Deborrah Jepsen (Emergency Management Victoria), Doug McNeill (Colac Otway Shire), Inspector Geoff Colsell (Victoria Police), Justin Leonard and Andrew [...] read more →
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6×6 Design Exhibition comes to Melbourne

Following from the successful 6x6 design exhibition in Wye River in June, property owners had another opportunity to hear from six architects about designing and building homes in our unique coastal environment in Melbourne on Tuesday 19 July. The exhibition was curated by EdwardsMoore Architects and commissioned by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect. [...] read more →
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Join the Community Resilience Committee

Colac Otway Shire in partnership with Emergency Management Victoria convened a Community Resilience Committee (CRC) to assist the recovery of the community from the impact of the bushfires. The recovery effort of the community to respond to the devastating Wye River/Jamieson Track bushfires in December 2015 has been enormous, and the ongoing work is just […]

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Paddy’s Path working bee cancelled

Due to the heavy rain over the past two weeks, and landslip issues and the closure of Paddy’s Path last week, the Replanting Paddy’s Path Working Bee – scheduled for Sunday 31 July – has been cancelled. Other alternate sites for public planting are either inaccessible, still subject to clearing of fallen debris, weeds, or […]

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Open House events in WyeSep

The Victorian Government will be hosting two Open Houses in August following the recent series of APZ Cluster Meetings in Wye River and Separation Creek. These events will provide an opportunity for community members to understand the outcomes of the cluster options explored by community members and land management agencies (including Asset Protection Zones), and […]

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