Eurobodalla & Bega Bushfire Recovery
Location Phase 2: Bega Valley Shire, NSW (current)
Location Phase 1: Eurobodalla Shire, NSW (completed)
STATUS: Saturday 29th May – 18 July 2021
PAUSED: 24th June, 2021 due to COVID 19
PHASE 2 OP CORKHILL (current)
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.
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.
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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...