In Response to: 2021 Storm activity
Location: Victorian Central Highlands 
Status: Complete

17 April 2023 – 18 May 2023

EOIs are now closed for this operation.

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Victorian Central Highlands Storm Recovery Operation

In 2021, a severe storm event in Victoria’s Central Highlands caused thousands of trees to fall on properties throughout the area. Numerous private properties remain strewn with fallen trees, which began to dry and become hazardous.

The Victorian State Government via the Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV) provided funding to three councils, Hepburn Shire Council, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Moorabool Shire Council to manage the clean-up program. This program was undertaken by DRA volunteers.

Area of Operations

Hepburn Shire Council, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Moorabool Shire Council areas

Recovery Taskings for
Operation Burton

As part of Operation Burton, DRA provided the following capabilities:

  • Damage and Impact Assessments
  • Chainsaw work and tree removal