In Response to: Severe Weather Event
Location: Dandenong Ranges VIC
Dates: July 21
DRA deployed in response to the severe weather events across the State of Victoria in June 2021. The target area for the rolling operation was the Dandenong Ranges, 50km from Melbourne’s CBD.
The Melbourne Disaster Relief Team (DRT) collaborated 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.
- 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
Community & Volunteer Reflections
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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...