A new Official Visitor Guide to Murrindindi Shire is under development to replace the bi-annual ‘What’s On Murrindindi’ brochure and revive the Visitor Guide.
The following is a redacted (for legal reasons) version of the Coroners Court of Victoria’s “Summary of circumstances surrounding the point of origin of the Kilmore East fire on 7 February 2009.”
5pm UPDATE:A faulty electrical cable, known as a ‘conductor’ that due to deterioration technicians have ruled can’t be repaired, but must be replaced. SP AusNet advises those in the area with power should prepare for a power outage around 7pm.
Last week Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan visited Kinglake, Strath Creek, Flowerdale and Violet Town to speak with the community and meet author Melanie Harris-Brady about her book, Ten Years On, a personal account of the Black Saturday bushfires and the decade that followed.
In Flowerdale on Thursday, October 11 the Victorian Government announced $165,920 in funding to support upgrading Flowerdale’s Spring Valley Recreation Reserve.
A new weed is invading Murrindindi Shire Council with council encouraging residents to remove it. Councillor for Natural Environment and Climate Change, Rebecca Bowles, said the South African weed orchid (Disa Bracteata) was first spotted in Kinglake after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. “At that time, Parks Victoria issued a weed alert. This plant is
Kinglake. Black Saturday law firm Maurice Blackburn are “very pleased to announce that compensation was distributed to personal injury claimants at the end of 2016,” whilst economic and property damage (ELDP) claimants are still waiting for payments that Maurice Blackburn “currently estimate that compensation cheques will be sent by early April 2017.” There remains “main