Knowing that many houses destroyed in the Christmas fire started from embers, what can the experts tell us about our houses that did survive? Were they ember hardened, or do they have some problems, and maybe just lucky to have a firefighter handy on the day? That is what Separation Creek resident Rex Brown was […]read more →
Across Wye River and Separation Creek you will start to see soil and mesh retaining barriers being installed. The mesh will be varying colours, and although may not be aesthetically pleasing right now, the plan is to seed over the mesh to cover the treatment. In time these walls will be a growing wall garden, with […]read more →
Grocon has completed 55 retaining walls so far, with the remaining 5 walls underway. They are hoping to have the majority of the works completed by 23 December, apart from two sites that require extensive work. They have also started undertaking repair and reinstatement works on roads across the townships.read more →
It was great to see so many people at the community meeting on the weekend. The meeting heard about the great progress that has been made, with many projects underway or nearing completion. Community Resilience Committee Co-Chair, Di Sisley urged people to have their say on the Draft Community Renewal Plan, which will guide progress […]read more →
The final community meetings for 2016 have been confirmed. They will be held at Wye River Surf Lifesaving Club on Saturday 10 December from 10.30am to 12noon and at the Treasury Theatre, 1 MacArthur St, East Melbourne on Tuesday, 13 December from 5.30pm to 7pm. The meetings will provide updates on remediation works for the landslide, […]read more →
Works to install the retaining wall at the roadside below Paddy’s Path, between Wye River and Separation Creek, have commenced.
An artist impression of the design has been made available for the community, to give an idea of what the structure will look like.
Wye River and Separation Creek community members are reminded to use concrete sleepers and other non-combustible material as they replace retaining walls on their property. The Christmas Day bushfire destroyed or damaged a significant number of retaining walls in the townships and the replacement or repair of these walls is important to ensure land stability. […]read more →
During the challenging few weeks we have just experienced, Grocon have continued to undertake work on locations across Wye River and Separation Creek that have been identified as high risk of landslide. So far Grocon has completed the installation of 20 retaining walls across Wye River and Separation Creek, with six other sites where remedial […]read more →
Following the extensive planning phase undertaken with the community, works are set to begin on a number of public land projects in Wye River, with a view for completion before the busy summer period. The Playground Renewal Project starts with the careful removal of the existing pieces, which will be assessed for reuse as landscape […]read more →