Community conversations - Help Council shape future flood recovery
Published on 17 November 2023
Murrindindi Shire Council is inviting the community to attend one of our upcoming community conversation sessions about recovering from the October 2022 Floods.
Come along to touch base with us and provide your feedback to help inform future disaster and recovery activities. We would like to know how you are going, what went well and what could have gone better for you. There will be opportunities to connect with others from the district. It will be a good chance to catch up before holiday activities start. There will also be opportunities to talk to Council officers one-on-one if you prefer. You can share as little or as much as you feel comfortable with.
This event is for anyone who was impacted by the floods, either directly or indirectly, and would like to make a meaningful contribution towards disaster response in our Shire.
Two sessions will be held. The first is at Molesworth Community Hall on Wednesday 6 December, 6.00 - 8.00 pm, and at Rubicon Hotel, Thornton on Wednesday 13 December, 6.00 - 8.00 pm. Catering will be provided.
If you would like to attend one of these important sessions, please REGISTER HERE or contact Kim Chadband or Vee Scott from Council’s Flood Recovery Team on (03) 5772 0333. Registration is required for catering purposes.
Feedback from these sessions will be used to inform ongoing recovery from the October 2022 floods, and for future disaster and recovery planning. Your input will also contribute to the Municipal Flood Recovery Plan to assist in ongoing recovery from last year’s floods. This Plan is a collaboration between Council and 30 Government agencies, community members and other groups to guide and support recovery from the October 2022 Floods.
Murrindindi Shire Council’s Mayor Damien Gallagher said, “I’d like to acknowledge that many members of our community are still dealing with the impacts of the October 2022 Floods, one year on from this devastating event. Council continues to support those who need it by facilitating referrals, access to information, services and financial support, and providing opportunities for social connection. As we work to deliver large-scale repairs to Council’s infrastructure, with a range of road works packages to repair flood damaged roads across the Shire, we are also focused on supporting recovery efforts across our community. These conversations will be a great opportunity for people to come together and make a meaningful contribution to the preparedness of our Shire in the future. We want to capture the experiences and valuable knowledge that our community members have gained through this and past disasters.”