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Friday, 5 February 2016 
     Bushfire Update
Notice Board
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 Colac Otway Community Matters newsletter
 Link to Bushfire Recovery information
 Council approves rates relief package for Wye River and Separation Creek
 Community Recovery Newsletter - Wye River Fire
 Barongarook Creek restoration project
 Council to introduce fast track planning service to speed up planning permit processing times
 Council outlines plan for a more agile and responsive planning department
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Upcoming Events
 Rock for Relief - 12/2/2016
 OCR FM Open Mic - 13/2/2016
 Birregurra Sunday Market in the Park - 14/2/2016
 Giant Odyssey MTB Marathon - 20/2/2016
 Apollo Bay Seafood and Produce Festival - 20/2/2016
 Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival - 27/2/2016
 Cultural Connections - 5/3/2016
 OCR FM Open Mic - 12/3/2016
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  For a range of questions and answers about the bushfire recovery process, including information about water tank contamination and returning to your property, click on the BUSHFIRE RECOVERY INFORMATION icon below.

Council has also established a BUSHFIRE RECOVERY INFORMATION LINE.
Call (03) 5232 9400 and dial 1 at the prompt to access this service.

Bushfire affected residents:
Do we have your details?
We are updating our records to ensure we can contact you quickly about recovery issues. If you havenít already done so, please send an email with your contact details, including mobile phone number and preferred email address to


A community meeting has been organised by the Wye River Separation Creek Progress Association. This meeting will be held on Sunday 31 January from 11am to 12pm at the Surf Life Saving Club in Wye River.
Representatives from GROCON will be in attendance, as will the Emergency Management Commissioner, Craig Lapsley, and the Shire's CEO, Sue Wilkinson.


DELWP will be continuing the escorted visits on Saturday 30 January. Sunday appointments will be subject to weather. To book an appointment, please ring 5232 9400 and select option one.


Environmental Health Officers are now contacting those who registered to have their water tanks cleaned and refilled to discuss the process.

If you have not yet registered to have your tank cleaned and/or refilled, give us a call on 5232 9400. Please be aware that the process will take at least four days.

Media enquiries
Please direct all fire related media enquiries to Emma Diffen on 0433 988 632.

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