Council operations during Catastrophic Fire Danger rating

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Murrindindi Shire Council will implement a number of changes to its operations when the Fire Danger Rating is declared ‘Catastrophic’ in the North Central Fire Ban District. For more information on Fire Danger Ratings, visit About Fire Danger Ratings | CFA (Country Fire Authority).

Council Office Operation

Where practicable, Council offices in Alexandra, Yea and Kinglake will continue customer service operations. Library Services will also, where practicable, operate as usual at Alexandra, Kinglake and Yea.

Staff Travel and Council Meetings

All non-essential staff travel and Council meetings will be suspended. This includes Mobile Library operations, property inspections and outdoor works.

Community Safety Unit

Council's Community Safety Officers will continue to respond to emergency callouts where there is imminent danger to human life. All non-essential services will be postponed.

Resource Recovery Centres

All Resource Recovery Centres and the Alexandra Landfill will be closed to the public.

Kerbside Waste Collection

Waste collections will take place only where practicable.

Community Services

Maternal and Child Health Services in Yea and Alexandra will operate as normal subject to staff availability. Services will not operate in Eildon, Toolangi, Marysville, Kinglake and Flowerdale due to elevated risk. 

Family Day Care and In Home Child Care will operate in accordance with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) directives to local primary and secondary education facilities. Child care will continue to be offered, subject to educator availability, in Eildon, Alexandra and Yea. Services based in areas where local schools are directed to close on Catastrophic Fire Danger Days will not operate.

Pools, Parks and Recreation

Only Alexandra and Yea Swimming Pools will operate on Catastrophic Fire Danger Days. Council managed outdoor recreation reserves, parks and the Great Victorian Rail Trail will remain open.

Updated Information

Council’s website will be updated with emergency information where practicable.