Cherry Gardens Bushfire Community Information

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What's the purpose of this page?

This page is a digital space for our community to receive information about services available to those residents impacted by the Cherry Gardens Bushfire (24 January 2021).

This page will grow as we move through the coming months together. Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the Newsfeed below for important information. If there is anything else you would like to get in touch with Council about please let us know by clicking the Questions tab below.

We have included some important links including recovery support resources in the Important Links section, on right of this page.


What's the purpose of this page?

This page is a digital space for our community to receive information about services available to those residents impacted by the Cherry Gardens Bushfire (24 January 2021).

This page will grow as we move through the coming months together. Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the Newsfeed below for important information. If there is anything else you would like to get in touch with Council about please let us know by clicking the Questions tab below.

We have included some important links including recovery support resources in the Important Links section, on right of this page.


  • Support Services and Contacts Available

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    Additional support services and contact details are now available. If you require support related to your or children's mental health and wellbeing, financial and rural business support / counselling or horse related support please click on the link below or view the list under Support Services and Contacts on the right.

    Cherry Gardens Bushfire Community Information | Hills Voice: your say (ahc.sa.gov.au)

  • Free tip passes for affected residents

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    Community members affected by the Cherry Gardens Fire are entitled to free tip vouchers that allow for waste removal to the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre. Vouchers will be valid until 1 February 2022. Please call our team on 8408 0400 to request this service.

    Items that cannot be accepted: tyres, asbestos, mattresses, large blocks of concrete, large logs, and permapine posts.
    These passes are for general waste and organics and not for insurance claim waste, e.g. damaged/destroyed dwellings, structures and other large assets.

  • Mental Health First Aid Training from CADL

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    Are you helping someone affected by a fire incident? Or would you like to and aren't sure the best way how? This event might be relevant to you.

    Mental Health First Aid Training
    hosted by Carers and Disability Link
    Thursday 4 and Friday 5 February 2021
    9am - 5pm both days
    Free, BYO lunch
    Open to all community members, priority given to family carers (15yrs+), volunteers, students/unemployed.

    Enquiries and bookings: 8389 7383

    A COVID Community Support Grant Project supported by the SA Department of Human Services, Mental Health First Aid Australia, Young Carers, and Carers and Disability Link.

  • Community update: 1 February 2021

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    The Cherry Gardens Fire, although relatively small at 2,500ha of burned land, spanned three Council areas: ours, Onkaparinga, and Mount Barker District Council. Most of the affected land is State Conservation Park and reservoir, but several private properties were impacted.

    We are currently working with government agencies to better understand the impact of the fire, and will help with the identification of recovery needs for those members of the community who are affected.

    We will continue to update this page as details are finalised.

  • Monday 25/1 - Stirling and Heathfield offices closed

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    With the Cherry Gardens Fire still uncontrolled, and the CFS Watch & Act message in place close to our offices, Council has closed its sites in Stirling and Heathfield. This includes:

    • Stirling offices
    • Coventry Library / Stirling customer service
    • Heathfield Depot
    • Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre.

    These sites will reopen when safe to do so.