WyeSep Connect

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WyeSep Connect is the primary online portal that supports resettlement and recovery at Wye River and Separation Creek, by sharing and sourcing information, news, events, achievements and challenges. This website has been transitioned from wyesepconnect.info

News

May

Stanway Drive temporary closure

Colac Otway Shire workers will be undertaking geotechnical investigation work at Stanway Drive on Monday 29 May and Tuesday 30 May. Stanway Drive will be closed to the public during this work, and will re-open on Wednesday 31 May. Thank you for your understanding. 

CRC Submission to EMV Resilient Recovery paper

The CRC recently made a submission to the important Emergency Management Victoria discussion paper. This is our submission summary. The CRC's full submission and a full discussion of community development principles and how they could be used to embed a command and control response in a community led model of resilient recovery is here.

Hazardous tree removal and pruning

Council commissioned an independent Arborist to undertake an assessment of the condition of trees on Council controlled land in November 2016. The report recommended that 13 trees be removed and that 15 be pruned. This work was carried out prior to Easter. Read more...

Discounted accommodation for fire-affected residents

On behalf of the Otway Coast Committee (OCC), we are pleased to advise that discounted accommodation at the Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve is available for those members of the Wye River and Separation Creek communities who lost houses or who suffered damaged in the fires. Read more...

Replanting Support Program

The Flora, Fauna & Beachscape CRC Work Group, Southern Otway Landcare Network, Colac Otway Shire and DELWP are working together to deliver the Replanting Support Program, announced by Minister Neville in March. Read more...

VicRoads May update

The 36-metre retaining wall above Paddy’s Path and below 24 and 25 Iluka Avenue has now been completed and the temporary access track from Wallace Ave has been remediated and hydro seeded. Read more...

DELWP road works on Dollar Drive

DELWP will be undertaking road works on Dollar Drive within the Great Otway Park National section, which links Dollar Drive to Wye Road. Read more... 

Service Charter

To help you know who to contact at Council and to ensure we continue to meet your needs, Colac-Otway Shire has produced a Service Charter, specifically for the communities of Wye River and Separation Creek. It outlines our service commitment to you and key contacts. Service Charter 

Wye Road Closure – Monday 8 May until 19 May 2017

Wye Road will be closed from Monday 8 May until 19 May, 2017 while Forest Fire Management Victoria conduct critical risk reduction works. Curtis Track, Jamieson Track, Godfrey Track and Wye Track will also be closed during this period. Read more...

Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2017

The Great Ocean Road will host participants from across Australia in one of the seven events on the 20th and 21st of May 2017. Read more…

April

WyeSep Connect URL change

From Sunday, April 30th, WyeSep Connect will transition to Council’s website, at: colacotway.vic.gov.au/wyesep Read more...

VicRoads April update

The 75m retaining wall on the Great Ocean Road has been completed on schedule and both lanes of the Great Ocean Road were reopened for Easter. The wall is now fully lined with Gabian rock baskets. Read more...

DELWP update

Separation Creek foreshore fencing is being replaced by the Otway Coast Committee (OCC) as part of a project funded through the Great Ocean Road Economic and Community Recovery Fund 2016. Read more...

Community forum outcomes

On Saturday 8 April Nous Group (Nous) facilitated a community forum at the Wye River SLSC as part of their independent evaluation of the Wye River Separation Creek fire recovery. Read more...

Community Intention Survey results  

Council undertook a Community Intention Survey over January/February 2017 to seek feedback from the 109 property owners where a house was destroyed in the 2015 Christmas Day fire. Read more...

Hazardous tree works

Council is managing and removing dangerous trees on Council-owned land, which will improve safety in the area ahead of winter. Read more...

Harrington Park reinstatement

Council has sought quotes for the reinstatement works at Harrington Park, with the process on track for work to be completed by the end of June. We are replacing like-for-like, as per the photo of the Harrington Path prior to the bushfire. Read more...

How do you think the Renewal of Wye and Sep is going?

You can catch members of the Community Resilience Committee at the General Store this Saturday 29th April between 10-11, or on Sunday May 14 between 2-3. Or email us anytime at crcwyesepcommunityreps@gmail.com. Read more...

Construction, Traffic and Environment Management Plan

Thank you to residents and property owners who attended Council’s drop-in session on the draft Construction, Traffic and Environment Management Plan on Monday 24 April 2017 at the Wye River Surf Life Saving Club. Read more...

Wye River CFA Auxiliary Easter Fete

The Wye River CFA Easter Saturday Fete was a huge success, with approximately $14,000 raised. Read more...

 

Latest Community Resilience Newsletter

Community Resilience Newsletter - April 2017  

 

Business & Tourism

For information on how Council can support business and tourism in the region, please visit Council's business & investment page.

 

Reports

Click here to access reports that have been published on WyeSep Connect.