Category Archives: Safety

Conversations drive community safety work

Knox Council held a Community Safety Forum in early May, revealing several insights. Continue reading

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Storm Recovery Support from Eastern Community Legal Centre

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) continues to support local residents affected by the major storms in June 2021. Continue reading

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Storm Recovery in the Dandenongs

Rotary has set up an Emergency Relief Appeal Fund to help those affected by the devastating June 2021 storm. Restoration works also continue at the 1000 Steps. Continue reading

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Ferntree Gully Substation upgraded for bushfire protection

Over recent months, Ferntree Gully Substation has been upgraded to house new equipment to support bushfire protection technology. Continue reading

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Night of destruction on the mountain that will never be forgotten

During the night of 9 June, the strongest winds in the last 50 plus years came from the South East and caused an enormous amount of destruction and heartache on our beloved mountain range. Continue reading

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Upwey Relief Centre to move to Belgrave Community Hub

Upwey Relief Centre received more community donations of food, batteries, etc. as well as offers of help today (Wednesday) and we have forwarded them to the Belgrave Community Hub for distribution to those in need. The local community has been … Continue reading

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Support for storm affected residents

Message from Knox Council. Support is available for residents still being impacted by power outages and storm damage. Mayor Lisa Cooper urged affected residents to contact Council to discuss their individual circumstances and what help they need. “The storm that … Continue reading

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Storm Damage Support Resources

Ferntree Gully News is saddened to witness the devastation caused to the Dandenongs and surrounds by the recent storms in June 2021. Continue reading

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CFA’s Bushfire Community Survey

The latest seasonal outlook predicts a lower risk of long-running bushfires than last year, when 1.5 million hectares of Victoria burned, but grassfires remain a high risk across the state. More than 600 people in some of Victoria’s highest risk … Continue reading

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August Message from Mayor of Knox – Cr Nicole Seymour

How are you? Are you doing ok? It has been an incredibly tough six months, and who would have thought we would face yet again such disruption to our lives with a return to Stage Three ‘Stay At Home’ restrictions … Continue reading

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