Category Archives: Safety

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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Knox says no to family violence

Knox Council has adopted a Family Violence Statement of Commitment, sending a strong message of its ongoing focus on reducing family violence in the community. At their April meeting, the Council re-affirmed their commitment to preventing family violence. This reaffirmation … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day 2020 – Light Up The Dawn

April 25 will still be a day for us to remember privately all those who gave their lives in service of our country. Though many local services have been cancelled, we can still pay our respects to those who have … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day Services 2020 cancelled

Unfortunately Boronia RSL has had to cancel the planned Commemorative Day March and ANZAC Day Dawn Service this year. As everyone is no doubt aware this has been brought about by the escalating spread of the Corona Virus throughout Australia. … Continue reading

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Knox Council announces further closures amid coronavirus

On 19th March Knox Council announced the closure of the Civic Centre Customer Counter as well as Arts, Sports and Leisure Centres. Libraries are also closed. Mayor Nicole Seymour said the closures would be in effect until further notice. ‘This … Continue reading

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