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.


  • BOOKED OUT - Free firewood for residents impacted by the Cudlee Creek Bushfire

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    14 Apr 2020
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    IMPORTANT UPDATE: ALL AVAILABLE FIREWOOD HAS NOW BEEN ALLOCATED.
    Check back here, follow us on facebook or sign up for our monthly eNewsletter to hear about future events.

    Residents living within the Cudlee Creek fire scar are eligible for a free 6x4 trailer load of firewood. Residents may also pick up a second load on behalf of a family member, neighbour, or friend, if they are isolated or vulnerable and unable to collect it themselves. Please note there is a limit of one load per property.

    Wood will be available for pick up at Council Depots in Gumeracha or Woodside, and our friendly staff will load the wood for you. Collections can only be made using a trailer (no utes) as staff will be loading using a front end loader.

    Sunday 26 April | 7:30am – 3:30pm
    Woodside Council Depot, 10 Tiers Road, Woodside

    Tuesday 28th April | 7:30am – 3:30pm
    Gumeracha Council Depot, 5 John Fisher Avenue, Gumeracha

    Tuesday 5th May | 7:30am – 3:30pm
    Woodside Council Depot, 10 Tiers Road, Woodside

    Saturday 9th May | 7:30am – 3:30pm
    Gumeracha Council Depot, 5 John Fisher Avenue, Gumeracha

  • $10,000 small business grants expanded

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    07 Apr 2020
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    We have exciting news for small businesses in South Australia who lost revenue because of the bushfires.

    The $10,000 small business grants have just been expanded to six extra bushfire affected Local Government Areas in South Australia.

    For a full list of the Local Government Areas covered by the grant visit bushfirerecovery.gov.au/small-business.

    The grant is easy to apply for, and you don’t need to provide lots of documentation. It’s focused on businesses with revenue loss because of the fires.

    Initially, the grant was rolled out to 20 Local Government Areas most affected by the fires, in consultation their state government and funded by the Australian Government. Both New South Wales and South Australia have now nominated additional Local Government Areas to receive the grant, with costs shared between the Australian and state government.

    Small businesses can apply now.

    Keep an eye on the list at bushfirerecovery.gov.au/small-business as new Local Government Lists are added over time.

    Read the full article from this link.

  • CCA (permapine) posts and poly pipe Drop Off Days

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    31 Mar 2020
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    It can be difficult to make it to a transfer station if you work full time. In a 'once-off' opportunity Green Industries SA (GISA) has arranged for the commercial transfer station in Woodside to receive CCA (permapine) posts and poly pipe on a weekend (weekday drop offs remain ongoing).

    You can dispose of your unwanted CCA posts and poly pipe at the commercial transfer station located at 28 Henry Street, Woodside at the following times:

    Saturday 18 April, 8am – 2pm

    Sunday 19 April, 8am – 2pm

    Please note you will require a voucher which can be collected from the Recovery Centre. If you’re not able to get to the centre please call Mike Haywood from GISA on 0407 400 071 or email mike@mikehaywood-srs.com.au. These vouchers remain available for general weekday drop offs.

  • Bushfire Recovery and COVID-19 Webinar

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    31 Mar 2020
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    Bushfire recovery during COVID-19 Webinar with Rob Gordon

    Looking after yourself, family, friends and community

    Tuesday 7 April 2020 2:00 to 4:00pm

    Disaster expert Dr Rob Gordon is joining us for a webinar to talk about how we recover from bushfire while responding to COVID19.

    Join us to hear him discuss what to expect in the longer term and answer some of your questions.

    RSVP via Zoom online registration page and send your questions for Dr Gordon to recovery@redcross.org.au

  • Have your say - Recovery and Resilience Survey

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    24 Mar 2020
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    Tell us your vision for your community.

    This survey is short and is really important for our team to help communities affected by the Cudlee Creek Bushfires.

  • Cudlee Creek Bushfire recovery newsletter - Issue 5

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    24 Mar 2020
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    Download the latest bushfire recovery newsletter here

  • Centrelink mobile service centre - CANCELLED

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    10 Mar 2020
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    Due to COVID-19 restrictions on non-essential travel, the mobile service centre visit will no longer be going ahead.

    Carpark Klose’s Supermarket, Lobethal

    Thursday 26 March

    10:00am – 4:00pm.

    Australian Government Mobile Service Centres travel to rural and regional communities to provide community members with information and access to government services. They provide personalised face-to-face servicing to individuals and families who may not have easy access to a Department of Human Services office.

    Staff from the Department of Human Services travel with the Mobile Service Centres and can help the community with Centrelink and Medicare payments and services. Information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and support services for veterans and their families is also available.

    The mobile service centre can assist you with:
    • registering and using the agency’s online services
    • new claims for Centrelink payments
    • updating and confirming Centrelink and Medicare information
    • information on how financial matters may impact on payments
    • assistance with payment and service options
    • rural payment entitlements for eligible farmers
    • non-cash Medicare transactions
    • enrolling for and issuing new Medicare cards
    • updating and re-issuing Medicare cards
    • social work support and referrals

    More information download the factsheet from the document library to the right of this page or visit – www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/mobileoffice



  • Cudlee Creek Bushfire recovery newsletter - Issue 4

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    24 Mar 2020
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    Download the bushfire recovery newsletter Issue 4 here.

  • Cudlee Creek bushfire community meeting

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    03 Mar 2020
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    BUSHFIRE COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING CUDLEE CREEK

    Wednesday 11 March, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

    Cudlee Creek Soldiers Memorial Hall,

    Cnr Gorge Road and Redden Drive


    Hear the latest recovery information from State and Local Government representatives as well as other organisations.

    Bring your ideas for a positive community recovery. This will be one of many opportunities for you to present your vision for a resilient Cudlee Creek.

    For more recovery information:

    Lobethal Bushfire Recovery Centre, located at Fabrik Arts and Heritage,1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal

    www.dhs.sa.gov.au/cudleecreek

    Recovery Hotline: 1800 302 787


  • Local Events

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    03 Mar 2020
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    Local community events are listed on the Department of Human Services website