OPERATION JOYNT

In Response to: Severe Weather Event

Location: Dandenong Ranges VIC

Dates: Wave 1: 3rd July 21 – 08 August

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Owing to COVID-19 restrictions and Victorian State Border Permit conditions, this Operation is only open and available to Victorian volunteers.

Objective

DRA is deploying in response to the severe weather events across the State of Victoria in June 2021. The target area for this rolling operation is the Dandenong Ranges which is 50km from Melbourne’s CBD.

The Melbourne Disaster Relief Team (DRT) is collaborating with Rotary – Emerald & District and their Dandenong Ranges task force called “Help the Hills” to assist recovery efforts to help affected veterans and their communities.

Tasking

  • Clearing of felled trees
  • Clearance of debris and material
  • Clearing near fences or buildings or near access routes
  • General clearance tasks on affected properties

News and Field Ops Reports

Lieutenant Colonel William Donovan Joynt | The story behind the name

Operation Joynt is named for Melbourne born William Donovan Joynt. For his ‘most conspicuous bravery’ he won the Victoria Cross.

Melbourne Volunteers Out of Lockdown to Aid Devastated Dandenong

Following a wave of destruction left by a storm front across the state of Victoria, both regional and metropolitan areas have suffered extensive damage. The Dandenong Ranges have been the subject of disastrous weather causing extensive treefall resulting in property...

Community & Volunteer Reflections

Effect the most change – Jason McNamee, civilian

I joined DRA after the floods in NSW. I saw on LinkedIn what DRA was doing after the immediate fanfare and the media had left. I found the cleanup and how DRA aids in that recovery process really interesting. Seeing the little snapshots of what’s happening and what’s...

Time to help other people – Scott Whiley, Veteran

A mate put me onto DRA,  I have been looking for something different. I'm retired and spend a lot of time staying fit and traveling looking for something different. Now I have time to help other people. In the past I have been a bit selfish when I was always working...

Being on the tools is rewarding – Aaron Mangravati

I first heard about DRA through a member that I met whilst doing some work with St John. She sold it to me as something that made a difference with a good group of people so I thought it was worth a try. Over the last couple of years I have done quite a few things...
Melbourne Volunteers Out of Lockdown to Aid Devastated Dandenong

Melbourne Volunteers Out of Lockdown to Aid Devastated Dandenong

Following a wave of destruction left by a storm front across the state of Victoria, both regional and metropolitan areas have suffered extensive damage. The Dandenong Ranges have been the subject of disastrous weather causing extensive treefall resulting in property...