Cudlee Creek Bushfire Recovery Community Page

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"We recognise that with the COVID-19 pandemic we are all experiencing significant changes to our daily lives. I want to reassure you that while recovery efforts may not be as visible to the community right now, staff from State and Local Governments, as well as not for profit organisations, are still working in dedicated recovery roles."

Miranda Hampton, Community Recovery Officer


What's the purpose of this page?

This page is a digital space for our community to come together since the bushfire which started in Cudlee Creek on 20 December 2019.

This page will grow as we move through the coming months and years together. We’re hoping this site will help us all be better prepared for the future. We want to work with you through this recovery and are here to help. If there is anything else you would like Council to help with, please let us know.


Help for you

  • SA Recovery hotline - phone 1800 302 787 between 8am and 8pm
  • Department of Human Services website contains information about: events, financial assistance, grants, small business support, free assistance and advice, justice of the peace information, opportunities for donations, livestock and public health information.
  • Council website is home to a number of Council recovery related matters such as: rates support, planning and building information, bin replacement, hard rubbish and green waste.


"We recognise that with the COVID-19 pandemic we are all experiencing significant changes to our daily lives. I want to reassure you that while recovery efforts may not be as visible to the community right now, staff from State and Local Governments, as well as not for profit organisations, are still working in dedicated recovery roles."

Miranda Hampton, Community Recovery Officer


What's the purpose of this page?

This page is a digital space for our community to come together since the bushfire which started in Cudlee Creek on 20 December 2019.

This page will grow as we move through the coming months and years together. We’re hoping this site will help us all be better prepared for the future. We want to work with you through this recovery and are here to help. If there is anything else you would like Council to help with, please let us know.


Help for you

  • SA Recovery hotline - phone 1800 302 787 between 8am and 8pm
  • Department of Human Services website contains information about: events, financial assistance, grants, small business support, free assistance and advice, justice of the peace information, opportunities for donations, livestock and public health information.
  • Council website is home to a number of Council recovery related matters such as: rates support, planning and building information, bin replacement, hard rubbish and green waste.


  • Bushfire Expo 12-13 December, Lobethal

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    04 Dec 2020
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    The Bushfire Expo will bring together major South Australian fire safety industry innovators on 12 and 13 December at Lobethal Oval to present a one-stop overview of information, systems and equipment considered “essential viewing” for all Adelaide Hills residents.

    The expo will present a wide range of leading fire technologies, including a first-time look at Embarr, an innovative new technology developed in Adelaide to consistently monitor properties for bushfire and independently control sprinkler systems, even when un-attended.

    Industry-leading fire safety businesses will present expert safety talks and equipment demonstrations with a focus on best practice disaster response preparation. Entry is by gold coin donation, with proceeds supporting the work of local CFS crews. For further information, including exhibitors and latest COVID-safe event planning updates, visit facebook.com/bushfireexpo..

    Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December
    10am - 4pm daily
    Lobethal Oval, Onkaparinga Street Lobethal
    Entry by gold coin donation
    Proceeds support work of local CFS crews

  • Busy Kids offers nine days of creative creation

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    04 Dec 2020
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    Running alongside the exhibition Regenerate at Fabrik Arts + Heritage will be nine days of Christmas creation with Busy Kids!

    12-20 December
    1pm-3pm daily
    Ages 4yrs+
    Free (bookings essential)

    Click here for more details and to book a session.

  • Artists respond to challenges of 2020 in new exhibition at Fabrik Arts + Heritage

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    04 Dec 2020
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    For many people, creative activity is a pathway for recovery and wellbeing. At the one-year anniversary of the Cudlee Creek Bushfire, Regenerate will share ways in which our Hills community has responded to this significant event through creative practice.

    Regenerate
    Fabrik Arts + Heritage
    1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal
    11-20 December 2020
    11am-4pm daily

    While on site for this moving exhibition, you will also see the outdoor exhibition Stories of Lobethal Bushland Park, a series of works by students of Lobethal Primary School with artist Louise Flaherty. This display seeks to explore growth and regeneration, connecting the children to their environment, in particular Lobethal Bushland Park, which was burned in the Cudlee Creek Fire of 2019.

    Learn more about Fabrik Arts + Heritage on their website.
    Image by Tina Zadow.

  • Cudlee Creek bushfire recovery newsletter issue #16

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    04 Dec 2020
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    In this issue:

    • From the Recovery Coordinator
    • Governor-General visits Lobethal
    • CAMHS bushfire response team
    • Cudlee Creek Tennis Club is back
    • Your Hall Your Hub
    • Round 2 SERF grants awarded
    • YMCA Eco Youth Adventurers
    • Support Group in Woodside
    • Strengthening wellbeing after bushfires
    • Bushfire wellbeing survey
    • Wellbeing SA youth survey
    • Rethinking Business
    • Build Back Better video now live
    • Citizen of the Year
    • Start your patch from scratch
    • Upcoming grant deadlines
    • Events
    • Contact information

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  • Cudlee Creek fire recovery newsletter, Issue #15

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    04 Dec 2020
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    Check out the latest information from your recovery newsletter.

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    • From the Recovery Coordinator
    • New home for recovery information
    • More funding for fire preparedness
    • Free Mental Health First Aid training
    • Creative recovery at Fabrik Arts + Heritage
    • Bushfire Kids Connect
    • Seeking artist for public art piece
    • Upcoming grant deadlines
    • Mental health workshop
    • Welcome Recovery Support Officer Sally Harding
    • Rethinking Business 2020
    • Business support keeps Bike About wheels turning
    • Events
    • Contact information

    Click here to read the full newsletter.

  • Further extension granted for waste vouchers

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    03 Dec 2020

    A second extension has been granted for all waste vouchers issued as a result of the Cudlee Creek Bushfire. The new expiry date for vouchers is 30 June 2021.

    Vouchers that have already been distributed, and bear an expiry of 30 December 2020, will be honoured until the new expiry date at any of the three drop off centres listed on the voucher.

    New vouchers can still be requested; call 8408 0400 to do so.

  • Financial Counselling and Grant Assistance Available

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    22 Oct 2020
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    Anyone impacted by the bushfires and experiencing financial hardship is encouraged to access free and confidential financial counselling.

    Karyn is a financial counsellor who will be ay the Recovery Centre assisting anyone that needs help including with grants that may be available at the time.

    You can access a walk-in service or can contact the helpline on 1800 722 363 to book an appointment.

    We encourage all people experiencing financial hardship since the fire to engage with our service and the Recovery Centre.

  • Your Hall Your Hub

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    19 Oct 2020
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    The Cudlee Creek Recovery Community Reference Group and local hall committees, are bringing you a series of local, grass roots events at your local hall!

    Your Hall Your Hub is about bringing the community together to connect and share ideas and information about local community programs, events, groups and sports. It is also an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming bushfire season by talking with CFS engagement officers about bushfire preparation for your property.

    For specific hall event details for each township visit: https://www.recovery.sa.gov.au/.../cudlee-creek-events...

    Picture table tennis, sausage sizzles, picnics, craft, local history, bowls and bands - each hall event is unique, but all will have local people to say hello to and helpful CFS information.

    Town halls are amazing community hubs - come and connect!

    Sunday 25 October the following halls will be opening their doors!

    · Charleston Community Centre - 11-2pm (including a Bushfire Ready course from 11-12:30pm to register click here)

    · Cudlee Creek Soldiers Memorial -12-3pm

    · GumerachaTown Hall -10-2pm

    · LenswoodMemorial Hall -11-2pm

    · Lobethal Centennial Hall -12-3pm

    · Mt Torrens Soldiers Memorial Hall -3-5pm

  • Feedback wanted: Cuddlee Creek Forest Trails Fire Recovery Strategy

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    01 Oct 2020
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    Have your say on the post-fire recreation and tourism opportunities identified for ForestrySA’s Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve and Fox Creek Bike Park.

    More than 700 responses contributed to the development of the fire recovery strategy, which aims to establish how the future forest can contribute to the community, recreational and economic wellbeing of the Adelaide Hills community.

    What do you think about the identified recreational improvements, opportunities, experiences and facilities for the visitor and trail network? Did we get the mix right? Did we miss something?

    Your views are important in developing a sustainable future for recreation in the Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve.

    ForestrySA would like your feedback on the draft Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve Fire Recovery Strategy, incorporating Fox Creek Bike Park. The consultation is open to everyone.

    To provide your feedback on the draft plan, please email Forestry SA.

    DOWNLOAD THE DRAFT PLAN

    Read more about the Plan here.

  • Latest Cudlee Creek fire recovery newsletter

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    Check out the latest information from your recovery newsletter.
    Issue #14, 4 September 2020.
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    In this issue

    • From the Recovery Coordinator
    • New home for recovery information
    • Growers prepare for bushfire season
    • Community supporting community
    • Country SA PHN Community Grants
    • Upcoming grant deadlines
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Events
    • Contact information


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