Status: 26 November to 12 December 2021
Wave 1: Sat 27/11/21 – Sun 5/12/21
Wave 2: Sat 4/12/21- Sun 12/12/21
Wave 3: Sat 11/12/21- Sun 19/12/21 (PENDING)
EOI’s are now open for those willing and able to assist with preference given to those based in Victoria.
Bushfire recovery Mallacoota
It is difficult to forget the out-of-control bushfire engulfing the Gippsland township of Mallacoota. Images of thousands of people taking refuge on a beach under red angry skies became synonymous with the plight of Australian communities overwhelmed by the Black summer bushfires of 19/20.
Nearly two years later, Mallacoota is still in need of post bushfire assistance. Scant recovery has taken place since the fires in part due to COVID preventive measures limiting disaster recovery activities. With restrictions now easing, Disaster Relief Australia intends to launch a short term operation to fell dangerous trees, clear fences of vegetation and debris and perform general clean-up work as required.
Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) will plan and conduct a short-term response to Mallacoota and surrounds, to assist in ongoing bushfire response and recovery efforts. The response is expected to last 14 days. The purpose of the operation is to make safe and clean up community and residential properties for future reinstatement.
DRA’s strike teams will provide chainsaw ops, fence line repairs and debris removal as required, and clean up efforts to affected communities in coordination with local and state authorities. This will be achieved through the following methods:
- Deployment of plant comprising of skid steer loader, tipper truck, chipper and clearing saws
- Conduct tree works and vegetation management