2019/20 Bushfire Info

Archived Bushfire Bulletins

  • COMMUNITY EVENT – Saturday 18 January, from 5pm. Come along to Washerwomans beach to relax, chat with friends and enjoy a summer’s evening. We could all do with some R&R. BYO everything.

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12 Jan 2020 SCC Media Release Green Waste and Tipping Advice

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10 Jan 2020 SCC Media Release Advice on Water Quality in Popular Swimming Areas

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8 Jan SCC Media Alert Recovery Coordinator announced

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8 Jan 2020 SCC Media Alert Disaster Welfare Assistance Point

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Situation reports

Below are the daily situation reports provided during the crisis management and early recovery period.

Wednesday 8 January 2020

Return of gas bottles and eskys

Gas bottles were provided on loan and need to be returned.
Eskys that were dropped at the hall can now be collected.
Contact Matt Fanning by text on 0467 550 196 to arrange drop off/collection.

For previous bushfire updates, please see 2020 Bushfire Update Archive.
For information on making donations, please see Red Head Recovery and Resilience Fund below.

Tuesday 7 January 2020 – pm

As of this afternoon, power has been restored. The sewage plant is also operational, functioning at holiday capacity. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

The tip is open for normal holiday trading: Wednesday and Friday (1-5pm) and Saturday and Sunday. Dumping of green waste is free for the time being.

The local community is now working with council to redistribute goods from the hall.

Further updates will be provided as they become available.

For information on making donations, please scroll down to Red Head Recovery and Resilience Fund post below.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Manyana Hall will be open until 1pm Tuesday January 7; Generator will run until 6pm for people to charge devices. No further community meetings scheduled at this stage.

Fire situation

Stay away from burned bushland; there is significant risk that trees and tree limbs may fall.

Keep watch for embers on your and neighbours’ property; if you are unable to extinguish them safely, call 000.

Road access

Access to Bendalong Road and the Princes Highway is possible but road conditions remain unpredictable. Ensure you have proof of residence (driver’s licence/rates notice} to show at checkpoints. Stay alert, as there are multiple crews working the road. If you intend to travel, ensure you have sufficient fuel, water and provisions. Expect delays.

Fuel and provisions

No further food/nappy/toilet roll/toiletries deliveries expected at Manyana Hall – thanks to all concerned – take what you need for two or three days. Fuel, ice and groceries are available in Milton, please consider supporting Milton IGA which has supported us. The Hub at Bendy plans to re-open in the next day or two.

A portion of North Bendalong has power restored; work is underway to replace poles and wires but it may still be several days before power is fully restored. Until then, unplug any sensitive equipment (PCs, stereos etc) to avoid surge damage when power is first restored.

Sanitation and Health

For medical issues please contact your usual doctor. Emergencies call 000. Be aware that community nurses may not able to visit local residents due to road access restrictions.

Tap water in Manyana and Cunjurong Point is safe to drink.

Maintain good hygiene to limit risk of infections – wash your hands regularly.

Keep showers brief and flush toilets only when necessary.

Avoid entering creeks and keep children clear of closed creeks in particular.

The tip may be opened for free green waste drop offs. Keep an eye on www.rhva.org.au and Manyana Matters for updates.

This information also available at www.rhva.org.au and via Manyana Matters on Facebook.

Community get together planned for 5pm Saturday 18 Jan – BYO everything to Manyana Hall.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Next Meeting at the Hall – 10am Tuesday January 7

Manyana Hall hours for Monday January 6 – 9.30-12noon then 2pm-6pm

The Hall is closed from 12 noon-2pm

Fire situation

Stay away from burned bushland; there is significant risk that trees and tree limbs may fall.

Keep watch for embers on your and neighbours’ property; if you are unable to extinguish them safely call 000.

Please keep the Oval clear of cars/caravans.

Road access

RFS trucks may be travelling through the villages at any time, please be aware and keep the roads clear.

Access to Bendalong Road and the Princes Highway is possible but road conditions remain unpredictable. Stay alert, as there are crews working the road. If you intend to travel, ensure you have sufficient fuel, water and provisions. Expect delays.

Fuel and provisions

There have been multiple food/nappy/toilet roll/toiletries deliveries to Manyana Hall – thanks to all concerned – take what you need for two or three days. Ice is being stored at the Bendalong Hub. Fuel and groceries are available in Milton.

Work has commenced on replacement poles and wires, but it may still be several days until power is restored.

Sanitation and Health

For medical issues please contact your usual doctor. Emergencies call 000.

Tap water in Manyana and Cunjurong Point is safe to drink. Alternatively, there is plenty of bottled water in Manyana Hall.

Maintain good hygiene to limit risk of infections – wash your hands regularly.

Keep showers brief and flush toilets only when necessary.

Avoid entering creeks and keep children clear of closed creeks in particular.

Put out your red bins today as there may be a council collection.

This information also available at www.rhva.org.au and via Manyana Matters on Facebook.

Donations

Please scroll down for information about making donations to the Red Head Recovery and Resilience Fund.