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.


  • Back to Business Webinar

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    18 May 2020
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    Welcome to the second Back to Business Webinar for Cudlee Creek, on Thursday 21st May at 7.30pm

    Daniel Schuppan, Nutrien Ag Solutions will discuss Livestock Nutrition & Management

    Despite the rains and pastures greening up, are they adequate enough for your livestock? Daniel will discuss the current pasture situation; how much is enough to meet your livestock requirements, and provide tactics to take advantage of what is available and address potential issues.

    There will be the opportunity to ask Daniel questions at the end of his presentation.

    There will also be an update on opportunities for Livestock Producers to access the free Back to Business One on One program.

    We are also interested in your feedback on topics of interest and issues for future webinars.

    Register now using the following link: https://bit.ly/361xVQt


  • Share your voice

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    18 May 2020
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    Take a moment to have your say on your future and bushfire recovery.

    Miranda Hampton shares why sharing your voice is so important. Check out the video here.

    To have your say click here for the survey.

  • Tiers Road Treated Timber Waste Depot closing soon

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    14 May 2020
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    The temporary waste depot at 10 Tiers Road Woodside will close permanently at 2.30 pm on Friday 29 May.

  • Rates and Revaluation Update

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    12 May 2020
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    Council is currently in the process of communicating with ratepayers who have received an adjustment to their rates installment as a result of the Valuer-General’s assessment.

    Earlier this calendar year, ratepayers in the fire scar received a letter outlining the process for revaluing impacted properties.

    For details about rates and revaluations please refer to these FAQs.

  • Important Clean-Up Notice

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    12 May 2020
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    Registrations closing soon!

    The clean-up of bushfire waste is nearing completion and is on track to be completed on schedule.

    If you still have bushfire debris that needs to be cleaned up, time is running out for you to register.

    Please register your waste clean-up needs by 15 May 2020 by visiting greenindustries.sa.gov.au/bushfires

    If you organised your own clean-up prior to 23 February, you may be eligible for reimbursement.

    The closing date for reimbursement applications is 15 May 2020. To apply please contact Local Recovery Coordinator Alex Zimmermann on 0418 258 304.

    A map of the scheduled clean-ups is available on the Green Industries SA website at greenindustries.sa.gov.au/bushfire-clean-up-progress. Maps can also be found at the recovery centre in Lobethal.

  • Grants and assistance for bushfire-affected communities

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    07 May 2020

    Individuals and businesses who have been impacted by last summer’s bushfires are able to access a range of grants and other financial assistance from state and federal government as well as not-for-profits. You are encouraged to get in touch to see what you could be eligible for, there may be more than you previously thought.

    To speak with somebody about what assistance you may be eligible for call the Lobethal recovery Centre today 0418213269.

    You can also visit dhs.sa.gov.au/recovery to check out what assistance is available.

    If you’d like small business-specific assistance, you can call 08 8429 3801 or visit business.sa.gov.au

  • Cudlee Creek Fire recovery Newsletter

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    04 May 2020
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    In this edition:

    • From the National Bushfire Recovery Agency
    • Financial assistance
    • Clean up and waste
    • Which businesses are ‘still here’
    • Daily support with Telecross REDi
    • Join the conversation
    • Sharing lived experiences
    • Local native plants for sale
    • New funding for habitat restoration
    • Kuitpo Forest abuzz for pollination and more...

    To read the newsletter click here.

  • Funding secured to remediate bushfire impacted ovals

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    28 Apr 2020
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    The entire Adelaide Hills community will benefit from a $210,250 grant from the AFL Community Relief Fund to repair and rebuild five football ovals across the Council area that were impacted by the Cudlee Creek Bushfires. The grant represents a share of $1.2 million which was awarded to clubs and leagues across several states.

    The ovals at Balhannah, Gumeracha, Lobethal, Mount Torrens and Woodside were all compromised during the course of the Cudlee Creek Bushfires. They were utilised by emergency services for critical functions or as last resort refuges, with significant volumes of traffic having an impact on their condition.

    As important community assets that bring families and friends together, especially during the football and cricket seasons, the grant money will be hugely beneficial in ensuring oval surfaces are in top condition for when football season resumes, following the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The funding will also significantly contribute to the cost of pitch covers for each of the ovals.

    Council worked closely with affected Hills football clubs, the SANFL, SACA, Sport SA and Living Turf to prepare the application which was awarded in full by the AFL Community Relief Fund. The Community Relief Fund was established by the AFL to support local communities in fire affected areas to repair and rebuild their football clubs. The fund has even gone as far as helping footballing families in these impacted communities around the country.

    A further round of applications from community football clubs will be assessed in August 2020. Any Hills clubs seeking support through this fund for remediation or longer term recovery support are encouraged to contact the Council to discuss their application.

    More information about the AFL Community Relief Fund can be found at afl.com.au.

  • Webinar: Bushfire Recovery During COVID-19 - Dr. Rob Gordon

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    22 Apr 2020


  • Recovery Centre this week - Monday 20 April

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    20 Apr 2020
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    The Recovery Centre is still open with measures in place to ensure the welfare of all visitors and staff.

    In the Recovery Centre this week:

    • PIRSA: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
    • Summit Health: Mon 11:00am - 1pm, Tues 10am - 2pm, Thu 12pm - 5pm (For bookings call 8406 7715)
    • Adelade Hills Community Mental Health Services: Wed and Fri, 9am - 5pm
    • Financial Counselling with Affordable Living SA: Fri, 9am - 5pm (Walk-ins welcome or phone bookings on 1800 025 539)

    The team look forward to assisting you.

    The recovery centre can be contacted during opening hours on 0418213269.