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Drop-in centres wrap up after storm

Published: 24 June 2021

Hundreds of locals attended our Emerald and Cockatoo drop-in centres after the recent storm event.  

Our drop-in centres were activated for 13 days and provided a place for locals to charge their phones, take a hot shower and receive hot meals from the Cardinia Emergency Relief Taskforce. 

Cardinia Shire Council Mayor Councillor Brett Owen thanked the community volunteers for assisting council crews at the drop-in centres. 

“This was a team effort.  A big thanks goes out to everyone who has helped support our community the drop-in centres and still assisting through the clean-up efforts. 

“This was a long and challenging couple of weeks for many of our residents, and while the formal drop-in centres have wrapped up as the power came back on and community demand for their support decreased, we’re still supporting residents and welcoming visits during normal operating hours at our Hills Hub community centre,” he said.  

Residents in storm-affected areas can drop off unlimited amounts of green waste for free at Lysterfield Resource Recovery Centre between Monday 12 July and Sunday 18 July. 

Accepted material includes garden prunings, leaves, tree branches and trunks (up to 30 centimetres wide and 1 metre long).  

Waste will only be accepted from residential vehicles and trailers. Commercial business operators cannot use this service.   

Residents must present photo ID as proof of residence within Cardinia Shire to access the free service, which is available at Cleanaway Resource Recovery Centre (840 Wellington Road in Lysterfield): 

  • Monday 12 - Friday 16 July 2021 from 7am to 4pm 
  • Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 July 2021 from 8am to 12pm 

Residents seeking information on support following the storms are encouraged to contact council, or visit our website at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/storminformation