Bunyip Complex bushfire recovery
Emerging from Fire photography exhibition
Submissions are open for the upcoming photographic exhibition, Emerging from Fire.
The exhibition, which will be on display at Cardinia Cultural Centre, is reflective of the 2019 Bunyip Complex Fires, which directly affected the communities of Tynong North, Garfield North, Bunyip North, and Tonimbuk.
It is being developed in partnership with the Community Recovery Committee.
Submissions are open to both amateur and professional photographers, as well as residents, emergency responders and any other individual who captured the fire event or its response, relief, or recovery efforts.
Photographs will be accompanied by a short bio explaining the significance of the image.
Once photographs are submitted, they will be curated, printed, and framed prior to the exhibition’s opening night on Friday 5 August. More information about the event will be available soon.
To submit a photograph for the exhibition, head to https://creating.cardinia.vic.gov.au/connecting-cardinia/emerging-fire-exhibition-2022
Hard copy photographs can be submitted in person at the Box Office at Cardinia Cultural Centre.
Submissions close 5pm Sunday 3 July.
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If you have any recovery-related questions, our Bushfire Recovery team is available to help you.
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Join the Facebook group
- Volunteers working from the recovery centre have established a Facebook group for people affected by the Bunyip State Park fires, and for volunteers assisting with the recovery.
- The group is for people to share recovery information and give and receive support.
To find the group: Search for the name 'Bushfire Recovery Group - Tonimbuk Hall' on Facebook and request to join.
For info visit the Community recovery events page
Bunyip complex fires community recovery grants
- Community recovery grants are available to support local projects that aim to enhance community wellbeing, connection and resilience for residents affected by the Bunyip Complex Fires in March 2019.
- Grants of up to $4000 for organisations and $500 for individuals are now available.
- Grants will be assessed upon application and will remain open until December 2021 or the funds are expended.
- We encourage you to discuss your project ideas with a Recovery Officer.
- The Community Recovery Committee is made up of elected community members.
- It plays an important role in identifying community needs and priorities and communicating these to Council and the Victorian Government.
- If you have any concerns or issues you would like to raise in relation to the community’s bushfire recovery, contact the committee on 0408 563 753 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community members can now access a wood splitter and trailer - contact the committee on 0408 563 753 or email email@example.com to book
Recovery book hub
- The Recovery Team have chosen a great selection of titles, resources and story books that will assist in the recovery journey. These books can be borrowed directly from the Recovery Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lifeline: 131 114 24-hour telephone counselling, information and referral service.
- BeyondBlue: 1300 224 636 Provides information on depression and anxiety. To access professional counselling services, please make contact with your GP and ask for a referral.
- Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800 Confidential telephone counselling service for young people aged 5–25 years.
- Headspace: 1800 650 890
- ParentLine: 132 289 Counselling and information for families with children (up to 18 years) from 8am to midnight, 7 days a week.
- Men’s Line Australia: 1300 789 978 24–hour counselling and advice for men.
- Safe Steps Family Violence Support: 1800 015 188
- Family Violence support: There is an increased risk of family violence after an emergency. Help is available by calling 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732 - confidential) or go to the Family Violence Victoria website