OPERATION CORKHILL

Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery

Location Phase 1: Eurobodalla Shire, NSW | Wave 7: Sun 14th – Sun 21st March

Location Phase 2: Bega Valley Shire, NSW | Starts 10th April

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Objective

PHASE 1 OP CORKHILL: February – March 2021

Disaster Relief Australia has relaunched bushfire recovery operations in the Eurobodalla Shire LGA located on the south coast of New South Wales, to continue the work in those communities who were devastated by the 2019/2020 fire season.

Operations were halted in late March due to Covid-19 restrictions, however with consultation with local and state authorities, DRA is able to recommence operations within certain areas with an adjusted format as a rolling operation featuring small targeted waves of approx 4 days duration (Thursday – Sunday) across the operation.

PHASE 2 OP CORKHILL March – April 2021

The Black Summer Fires in the Bega Valley LGA caused widespread loss: with the destruction of 465 houses, 1098 outbuildings and hundreds of other structures damaged. DRA was forced to pause fire recovery operations in March of 2020 in the Bega area with Op Ryan due to COVID-19. Work has since been able to recommence into the area with Phase 2 of Op Corkhill which is now rolling to a new AO in the Bega Valley, and is forecast to run for 4 full length waves.

 

Partnership with Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery Support Service

The Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery Support Service officially commenced August 2020. Auspiced by Eurobodalla Shire Council and funded by State and Australian governments, the team provides a case management service to bushfire impacted residents, to support and assist them in the recovery from the devastating 2019 / 2020 bushfires. The service is funded until end December 2021.

News and Field Ops Reports

Operation Corkhill Update

Disaster Relief Australia relaunched bushfire recovery operations in the Eurobodalla Shire on the South coast of New South Wales, continuing the work in communities devastated by the 2019/2020 fire season.  DRA worked with the Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery Support...

Behind the name Operation Corkhill

Before we deploy for an Operation, we research the history of veterans in the local community, naming each Operation in honour of a local Defence veteran and their family. Operation Corkhill has deployed to the Eurobodalla Shire, New South Wales in response to the...

Disaster Relief Australia ramps up to bring urgent recovery to bushfire survivors in Eurobodalla, Bega Valley and East Gippsland

Disaster Relief Australia, (DRA) is launching our first major operation for 2021, returning to bring urgent recovery to 2019/20 Black Summer bushfire survivors in Eurobodalla, Bega Valley and East Gippsland.

Community & Volunteer Reflections

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel – Janene Love

I am 75 and had a knee replacement last year. I live here with my mother who is 96, but she will tell you she is 96 and three quarters as it is her birthday in July! My family, which included me and my two brothers, bought the property and we have lived here for 47...

Bec, Tegan and Samatha from Keno volunteered on Operation Corkhill

Joining us on Operation Corkhill were Bec, Tegan and Smantha from Keno! BEC FARRELL - I have been working with KENO for 4 years and I’m in the Port Macquarie Region. This is my second time working with DRA. In 2019 just after the bushfires I went to Willawarrin and...

Get amongst us – veteran Guy Sadler

I started my Military career in the Navy as a Marine Technician. The trade I got was a Fitter Machinist and Boilermaker Qualifications. I did that for 6 years and worked on minor fleet, patrol boat and landing craft. I then did a bit of a stint on ‘waries’, bigger,...

Good to share a story – Andy Frantz

My father bought the Malula Bay property in 1976. He was in the Austrian Navy but has since passed. He was brought up in Pula which is a seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninusla. In 1979, my father planted several pine trees along the driveway to the...

Mateship and friendships – veteran David Nicolson

My name is David Nicolson or better known as “Nico”. This is my first deployment after joining DRA only 6 weeks ago. I live in Canberra with my partner, Amber, and have 5 dogs! (2 x Border Collies, 1 x Kelpie, 1 x Ridgeback and 1 x Shar Pei Pitbull) When I was younger...
Operation Corkhill Update

Operation Corkhill Update

Disaster Relief Australia relaunched bushfire recovery operations in the Eurobodalla Shire on the South coast of New South Wales, continuing the work in communities devastated by the 2019/2020 fire season.  DRA worked with the Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery Support...

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel – Janene Love

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel – Janene Love

I am 75 and had a knee replacement last year. I live here with my mother who is 96, but she will tell you she is 96 and three quarters as it is her birthday in July! My family, which included me and my two brothers, bought the property and we have lived here for 47...

Bec, Tegan and Samatha from Keno volunteered on Operation Corkhill

Bec, Tegan and Samatha from Keno volunteered on Operation Corkhill

Joining us on Operation Corkhill were Bec, Tegan and Smantha from Keno! BEC FARRELL - I have been working with KENO for 4 years and I’m in the Port Macquarie Region. This is my second time working with DRA. In 2019 just after the bushfires I went to Willawarrin and...