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
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
Community & Volunteer Reflections
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...
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...
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...