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					                                       Wednesday 12 May 2010 Edition 99

Five Towns Trail project Stage 1, Feasibility study
A Path Network linking the              ‘Rebuilding Together' plan.      
townships of the Triangle.              A feasibility study is now being
                                        conducted to look at community             To hear about the preliminary
In June 2009 a large number of local    needs, costs and possible routes.          ideas for the trail come to a
residents from Marysville and                                                      community meeting at Buxton Hall
Triangle attended the Phoenix           Community engagement on ideas              Sunday 16 May 3.30pm - 5pm.
Workshop hosted by the Victorian        for the trail.
Bushfire Reconstruction and                                                        Next steps.
Recovery Authority (VBRRA) in              John Hepper and Carrie Southern
partnership with Marysville and           from consultants Inspiring Place have    We will be considering your ideas to
Triangle Development Group                considerable experience with trail       prepare a feasibility study report on
(MATDG) and a range of local and          planning in Australia and overseas.      what type of trail would meet
state government stakeholders.            They conducted a series of               community expectations. The report
                                          community engagement activities          will include options for where the trail
One of the key community projects         from 27 to 30 April to find out more     could go. VBRRA will consult with the
identified in the workshop was the        about what residents want the trail to   community via the Community
idea of a shared trail to connect         be. This included walks and talks with   Recovery Committee, land managers
the fire-affected villages of Marysville, people from the five towns, meetings     and other key stakeholders for
Taggerty, Buxton, Narbethong and          with land managers and an open           consideration and recommendations
Granton - linking communities within community workshop.                           on how to proceed.
the five towns of the Triangle - to help
with reconnection after the fires and     We would like to know what you think     For more information please contact
promote health and recreation.            are the most important things to         Jane Tovey, Manager Environmental
                                          consider for the planning, design,       Recovery, Victorian Bushfire
The project was approved in principle construction, management and                 Reconstruction and Recovery
by the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund maintenance of any future trail.             Authority on 9092 2560 or
(VBAF) as the ‘Triangle Walking Trail' You can do this by email to the   
and funds set aside as part of the        consultants on:

Alexandra Community Service Hub to operate until Friday 21 May 2010
The Community Service Hub at            Centrelink 132 850                         Marysville, Buxton, Narbethong and
Alexandra will continue to operate      By appointment Wednesdays                  Flowerdale Community Service Hubs
until Friday 21 May 2010.               58 Grant Street, Alexandra.                will continue to operate and be
                                                                                   available to the people of Murrindindi.
As local people have begun to feel      Bushfire Case Management Service           For Hub operating hours and contact
confident to manage their own           1800 050 400                               details visit
recovery, demand for services at        Bushfire Housing Line 1800 006 468         bushfire.
Alexandra Hub has reduced.              Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund 1800
                                        180 213                                    Information, updates and publications
After Friday 21 May 2010, services      Building Advisory Service 0400 661         about all aspects of recovery will
previously provided at Alexandra        360                                        continue to be provided by the
Community Service Hub can be            Mitchell Community Health 1300 773         Victorian Bushfire Information Line on
accessed as follows:                    352                                        1800 240 667 and online at
                                        Murrindindi Shire Council 5772 0333

Happy National Volunteer Week!
Volunteering has been seen at its very best in the Shire of Murrindindi since the February
2009 bushfires.
In recognition of National Volunteer week (10 - 16 May) Murrindindi Shire Council Councilors
and staff acknowledge the outstanding efforts of all volunteers.
Thanks for continuing to give.
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 Food futures forum and Holistic farming session                                       Important contacts
 Holistic Farming              books ‘Back from the        Trevor Budge will report    Murrindindi Shire Council
 Session Saturday 14           Brink’ and ‘Beyond the      on his work researching     Ph: (03) 5772 0333
 May                           Brink.’ His work has been   land use planning and
                               featured twice on ABC’s     food security, preserving   All 2009 Bushfire Grants (Personal
 Holistic Agriculture                                                                  Hardship Grants) are now managed by
                               Australian Story.           farmland, changes in
 pioneers Peter Andrews,                                                               DHS North and West Region. Enquiries
                                                           peri-urban areas and        are to be directed to 1800 604 428 for
 David Holmgren and            David Holmgren is a
                                                           small towns.                the attention of John Davidson.
 Gwyn Jones will appear        design pioneer who co-
 together for the first time   founded Permaculture.                                   DHS Hume Regional Office
                                                         Sherry Strong will            5722 0555.
 at a Bushfire Recovery        His demonstration
                                                         present on the toxicity       Department of Primary Industry
 information sharing           property ‘Melliodora’ at
                                                         and addictive nature of       Phone: 136 186
 session for Farmers and       Hepburn is world
                                                         most commercial food,         Victorian Bushfire Information
 Food Producers in             renowned and has been
                                                         and on developing a           Line 1800 240 667
 Kinglake this Saturday.       featured on Landline.
                                                         healthy relationship with     CFA:
 The three men are           His books ‘Permaculture food, without dieting.            DSE:
 excited about how their     … Beyond Sustainability’ Pam Morgan will report           Bushfire Building Advice Line
 innovations can work        and ‘Future Scenarios -     on her work in                1300 360 320
 together to build a         Climate Change and          Maribyrnong on the
 farming-led recovery in     Peak Oil’ detail his        VicHealth Food For All        Victorian Bushfire Case Management
                                                                                       Service 1800 050 400
 the region devastated by innovations.                   program and on local
 the Kilmore East fire.                                  government’s critical role    Mitchell Community Health
                             The information sharing     in supporting local food      Bushfire Counselling and Support
 “We have approaches         session begins at 10am      security.
                                                                                       Murrindindi and Mitchell Shires
 that taken together could on Saturday and will be                                     1300 773 352
 significantly improve food held at the Kinglake                                       Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction
                                                         George Seitz MP, Chair        and Recovery Authority (VBRRA)
 production across the       Temporary Village –         of the Outer Suburban/        Central reception 9092 5875
 whole catchment. We’re Dining Hall.
                                                         Interface Services and        Kids help line
 really looking forward to                               Development Committee
                             This free event is a                                      1800 551 800
 talking with and learning
                             community organisation will provide an overview           Hume Region Case Management
 from local farmers,” said
                             partnership. Everyone is of their inquiry into            Service 5772 0640 for accessing or any
 Gwyn Jones, a leading                                   Sustainable Agri-             issues with case management.
                             welcome. Inquiries to
 agronomist and organic                                  Business.
                             KANDO Co-President                                        Centrelink: 13 28 50
                             Daryl Taylor on 0430 637
 Gwyn’s work with            748. To book a place        Daryl Brooke will outline     Telstra: Natural Disaster Team
 ‘Blueberry Hill’ owners     email                       a successful Community        1800 110 503
 Nina Lunde and Rowan Supported Agriculture             Accounts and Payments: 13 22 00
 Francis since Black         au                          distribution and     Faults: 13 22 03
 Saturday has seen their                                 marketing business
                                                         model that is financially,    RSPCA for Bushfire Recovery
 property recover 18
                             The Kinglake Ranges         socially and
                                                                                       information or animal issues
 months ahead of                                                                       9224 2222
                             Futures Forum on            environmentally viable.
 schedule. Gwyn’s focus
                             Sunday 15 May 2010          The information sharing
                                                                                       Bushfire EAR (Emergency Aftermath
 is on the relationship                                                                Recovery). A telephone Call Back
                             will explore the futures of sessions begin at 10am
 between soil chemistry                                                                Service for people affected by the
                             food, farming and food      on Sunday and will be         Victorian bushfires. 1300 78 99 78
 and microbial health. His
                             distribution in Victoria.   held at the Kinglake
 books ‘Science of Soils’                                                              Burn Survivors’ Network
                             Invited speakers guest      Temporary Village –
 and ‘AgriNutrition’ outline                                                           Ph: 1300 734 733
                             are all leaders in their    VBRRA Dining Hall.  
 his proven approach.
                             field. This unique event
                                                                                       The Salvation Army Bushfire Support
 Peter Andrews is a          will appeal to farmers      This FREE event is a          Services 38 Laurel St, Whittlesea.
 farmer who has a            and foodies alike.          community organisation        Ph: 9716 2387 Financial Assistance and
 remarkable gift for         Kirsten Larsen will         partnership. Everyone is      Material Aid.
 reading landscapes. His showcase four Future            welcome.                      Bushfire Legal Help 1800 113 432
 Natural Sequence            Food Scenarios from the
 Farming is based on         work she is leading at the Enquiries to KANDO Co-         Consumer Action Law Centre
                                                                                       1300 881 020
 slowing water flows and University of Melbourne’s President Daryl Taylor on
 environmental               Victorian Eco-Innovation 0430 637 748. To book a          Pathways Bushfire Recovery
                                                                                       Program Intensive support for those
 rehabilitation. He has      Lab.                        place email                   with complex needs, Community
 written two bestselling                              development and Material aid. Ph: 5799
                                                                                       Flowerdale worker - 0408 549 830
                                                                                       Triangle worker - 0408 774 917
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Community news
Alexandra                                       your admission and transport down to             Saturday) or by email:
• Australian Government Services                the game. We are looking at having     
    provided at Berry Street Victoria           three pick up points (Flowerdale,          •     Gallipoli Park Committee of
    (58 Grant Street) by appointment            Kinglake and Whittlesea). When’s the             Management Invite Groups and
    only on Wednesdays. The                     game? The game is on at 7.30pm                   organisations interested in
    Alexandra agent will be provided by         Tuesday 6 July, 2010. The meeting                fundraising to register interest to be
    Berry Street Victoria at 95 Grant           times for pick up will be organised              placed on The Market BBQ roster.
    Street as in the past.                      upon registration. Hence, registration           Help the town at the same time as
                                                is essential. If you and some of your            raising funds for your organisation.
Buxton                                          mates are interested you need to call            Call Rosemarie on 5774 7501
• Want to be kept up-to-date with               Catherine on 0457 831 006 or Renee         •     Expressions of interest from anybody
   information from your local                  on 0457 826 051 to register. Please              interested in living at the temporary
   Community Services Hub? Then                 note that this event is for over 18’s so         village Ph Leo Ryan 5799 0265 and
   email             you will need to provide some proof of           ask for the Housing Bushfire
   with Buxton in the subject line or           age.                                             Response Team.
   send a text message to 0400 399          •   Kinglake West Primary Trivia Night is
   058.                                         on 29 May from 7pm for a 7.30pm            Narbethong
                                                start. Cost is $20 per person, BYO or      • Want to be kept up-to-date with
Flowerdale / Hazeldene/ Strath Creek            drinks at bar prices Ph: 5786 5262.            information from your local
•   Volunteers are need on Saturday 22      •   Community Dining in Kinglake at                Community Services Hub? Then
    May at Recreation Reserve from              Kinglake temporary village 6-8pm               email with
    11am to help setup displays of art          Wednesdays, new local chef                     Narbethong in the subject line or
    work being given away to people             employed and donations kindly                  send a text message to 0400 399
    who have lost their homes in the            accepted. Ph: Jodie on 0438 861 288            058.
    Flowerdale/Hazeldene area. If you       •   Sunday night FIREFOXES
    are able to assist please contact           meetings not working for you? Due to
    Sharon Collins, Convenor Arts Work          popular demand, we are trialling a
    Engine, 0422 748 662.                       Friday get together. Join us for a night
• Junior Youth program: 5 June -                of celebration (Bootcamp 1 finishing,
                                                                                               Red Cross personal
    Evening of astronomy 6pm drop off           Bootcamp 2 starting, new owners at
    9:30pm return. 10 July - Macca’s            the Pub...who needs an excuse!?).              support outreach
    and a movie 11am drop off 4pm               New faces and regulars welcomed!
    return. For enquiries contact: Odette       Kinglake Pub (Lawsons Room) on
                                                Friday 14 May at 7pm. Cost $5 light            Red Cross volunteers will be visiting
    Hunter, Co-ordinator, Flowerdale                                                           properties in Kinglake Central and parts
    Community House 5780 2664.                  meal (subsidised by Firefoxes) or turn
                                                                                               of Kinglake north of Glenburn Road
• Flowerdale young women’s pamper               up on the night and pay for your
                                                                                               commencing 14 May 2010.
    day by Kildonan Child and Family            meal at full menu prices.
                                                                                               This program is being run as a
    Services. Are you aged 15 to 26         •   Expressions of interest from anybody           partnership with Red Cross, The
    and would like a fun day of free            interested in living at the temporary          Department of Human Services and
    pampering with your friends at the          village can be sent to                         Mitchell Community Health Service.
    Flowerdale Community House?        or ring the            This project also has the support of the
    Register your interest with us now!         Seymour DHS office – Ph: 5799 0265             Kinglake Ranges Community Recovery
    For more infomation and to register         and ask for the Housing Bushfire               Committee.
    contact: Catherine on 0457 831 006          Response.                                      The volunteers will provide information
    or Renee on 0457 826 051. Limited                                                          and advice on services that are
    places available.                       Marysville                                         available in the area, and to enquire if
• Youth Dance classes from 4.30pm -         • Dr. Fraser is now seeing patients on             any additional support is needed.
    5.30pm each Tuesday at the                 Tuesdays and Thursdays from
    Flowerdale Hall, cost is $3 or $5 per      10.30am - 5pm at the Marysville                 If you do not wish to speak to the Red
    family. The tutor is Kirran and the        Medical Clinic. 2010 Flu vaccines now           Cross volunteers, please just say ‘no
    classes are open to all youth of all       available at the Marysville Medical             thanks’ when they call at your property.
    ages.                                      Clinic in Buxton Free for those aged
• Expressions of interest from                 65 and over. $15.00 for those paying            Alternatively, contact the Kinglake
    anybody interested in living at the        privately. Call 5772 0888 to make an            Community Services Hub on 5786 1047
    temporary village can be sent to           appointment. Appointment times will             to advise that you prefer the Red Cross or ring the        be confirmed by return call during              does not call at your property.
    Seymour DHS office Ph 5799 0265            clinic hours. New patients welcome.
    and ask for the Housing Bushfire        • Plant Aid Nursery is now open,
    Response Team.                             contact Shelley or Ian for your free            Rob Gordon
                                               plants 0408 506 550.
Kinglake Ranges                             • Volunteers needed!! To help out and              Please note new date!
• Kildonan is organising a bus to take         share their knowledge with our visitors
    interested guys (aged 18 to 26) to         at the Visitor Information Centre.              Rob Gordon is at St Andrews Hall
    the The E.J Whitten legends game           Please call Caroline on 0429 000 394            in Proctor Street, St Andrews from
    @ etihad stadium. We can organise          (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and                 6pm on 26 May 2010.
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Flowerdale young women’s pamper day                                                                               Community Service Hubs
Are you aged 15 to 26                Where: Flowerdale                     There will be a makeup
and would like a fun day             Community House                       artist, a hair stylist and             Alexandra - 45A Grant Street
of free pampering with               3380 Whittlesea-Yea                   a masseur all ready to                 Captain: John Sainsbury
your friends ?                       Road, Flowerdale                      give you the pampering                 Ph: 5772 2447
Register your interest               Registration is essential.            you deserve! Presented                 E:
with us now!                         Ph: Renee on 0457 826                 by Kildonan Child and                  10am - 4pm Monday to Thursday.
When: 22 May 2010                    051 006. Limited places               Family Services.                       Closed Friday.
Time: 12pm - 4pm                     available.
                                                                                                                  Buxton - Recreation Reserve
                                                                                                                  Captain: Robert Hall Ph: 5774 7114
Life care and suicide prevention presentation                                                                     E:
Kim’s kitchen Marysville             themselves or others.                   pain                                 1.30pm - 4pm Monday, Wednesday
village Sunday 30 May                                                      • do we have a suicide                 and Friday.
2 - 4pm, no charge.                  For catering RSVP by                    problem                              Closed Tuesday and Thursday.
Presenters: Mark                     26 May to Glenise 0413                • how to deal with
Bateman and Glenise                  151 161                                 negotiation, contracts,              Narbethong - Next to CFA
Dedrick.                             Program Details – (1                    retrieval and referrals              Captain: Robert Hall Ph: 5963 7016
1hr presentation with                hour)                                 • learning to deal with
                                                                                                                  10am - 12 noon Monday, Wednesday
question and answer                  • how to know if                        high risk groups                     and Friday.
time.                                  someone is at high                  • support teams and                    Closed Tuesday and Thursday.
Our belief is that                     risk                                  caring for the carer.
everyone should know                 • dealing with emotional                                                     Flowerdale - Flowerdale
how to deal with a                     and mental suffering                                                       Community Hall
person who is in crisis              • how intense is the                                                         Captain: Leanne Pleash
or is threatening harm to                                                                                         Ph: 5780 2704
                                                                                                                  10am - 4pm Monday, Tuesday,
Kids trips to the AFL                                                                                             Wednesday.
Kinglake Football                    excited to offer the kids
                                                            Tickets are limited and                               Thursday closed
Netball Club, Kinglake               of the Kinglake Ranges booking is essential.                                 Friday 10am - 4pm
Auskick and Kinglake                 the opportunity to attend
                                                            Please email your
Youth Group working in               AFL Games.             contact details to                                    Kinglake - Kinglake Ranges
conjunction with AFL                                                                                              Recovery Centre
and the generous                     Sunday 16 May                                                                Captain: Helen Goodman
                                                            com – Adult tickets are
                                     Richmond v Hawthorn                                                          Ph: 5786 1047
support of BigFooty an                                      restricted to adults
                                     at MCG Depart Kinglake                                                       E:
online Carlton                                              travelling with children.
                                     at 11am Tickets still                                                        10am - 4pm Monday to Friday.
Supporters Forum are
                                                                                                                  Kinglake West - Kinglake West
Events                                                                                                            Closed

13 May at 10.30am St Andrews Community Morning Tea with Christine Nixon at St Andrews Hall, Proctor               Marysville - ESA site Temporary
Street, St Andrews. Please join us and feel free to bring a friend, everyone welcome! For more information        Village
please call Holly on 0438 062 236.
                                                                                                                  Captain: Ray Siegersma
13 May – 17 June, 2010 Keeping it together - 6 week workshop 11am – 1.30pm Whittlesea Activity Centre,            Ph: 5963 4371
56-61 Laurel Street, Whittlesea. Free (Lunch provided). Ph Maria Papoulias on 0458 894 591 or 8401 0100.
15 and 16 May Kinglake Ranges Farming & Food Production Forum features Peter Andrews, Gwyn Jones,                 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday.
David Holmgren and Sherry Strong for more information or to book a place phone 0430 637 748
20 May Beyond Age photography exhibition and multimedia presentation official opening at Kinglake West            Hurstbridge - 36 Graysharps Road,
Mechanics Institute Hall, 1055 Whittlesea–Kinglake Road. Dates and times for Yea, Strath Creek, Alexandra,
Taggerty, Marysville on
                                                                                                                  Ph: 9433 3111
23 May Recovery Projects - Our Progress at Kinglake West Mechanics Institute Hall from 10am - 2pm BBQ
available. A full overview of recovery projects for the Kinglake Ranges.
                                                                                                                  E: .
                                                                                                                  10am-4pm Monday Tuesday,
28 May at 8pm at Marysville Golf and Bowls Club Café Culture Series 2010 Alzheimer's The Musical - A night
to remember bookings essential: Ph 5774 7134 or
                                                                                                                  Wednesday and Friday.
                                                                                                                  Closed Thursday.
29 May Kinglake West Primary Trivia Night from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Cost is $20 per person, BYO or
drinks at bar prices Ph: 5786 5262.

1 June UGFWCG Massive networking night - calling all Murrindindi producers, chefs, cooks, winegrowers,
olive and olive oil producers, cafe, restaurant owners, pub and Inn owners. This night is for you at Rennies at
Acheron 7-9pm rsvp to 0427 723 227. Reconnect and help rebuild our food wine and culture experience.

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