Wednesday 12 May 2010 Edition 99 www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au Five Towns Trail project Stage 1, Feasibility study A Path Network linking the ‘Rebuilding Together' plan. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Jane.Tovey@dpc.vic.gov.au 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 www.health.vic.gov.au/ 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 www.wewillrebuild.vic.gov.au. 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. Page 2 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 www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au 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 ww.dpi.vic.gov.au 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: www.cfa.vic.gov.au The three men are His books ‘Permaculture food, without dieting. DSE: www.dse.vic.gov.au 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 www.buildingcommission.com.au. 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 www.kidshelp.com.au 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 farmer. www.centrelink.gov.au 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 Natural.Disasters@team.telstra.com Nina Lunde and Rowan email@example.com. Supported Agriculture Accounts and Payments: 13 22 00 Francis since Black au distribution and www.telstra.com 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 www.rspcavic.org 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. www.burnsurvivorsnetwork.org.au 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. development and Material aid. Ph: 5799 2583 Flowerdale worker - 0408 549 830 Triangle worker - 0408 774 917 Page 3 Community news Alexandra your admission and transport down to Saturday) or by email: • Australian Government Services the game. We are looking at having email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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? firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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. Page 4 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 E: email@example.com 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 mdunscombe@hotmail. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org online Carlton travelling with children. at 11am Tickets still 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday. Supporters Forum are available. 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. E: email@example.com 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 www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au Hurstbridge. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com 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. Murrindindi Shire Council - PO Box 138, Alexandra 3714. To include information in this weekly newsletter email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5772 0354. 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