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Community meetings continue for fire affected communities


Two more community meetings will be held this week to provide the latest information about the recovery effort for the Pinery fire.

The meetings will be held tonight at Wasleys and on Wednesday night at Owen.

Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Zoe Bettison encouraged any community members affected by the fire to attend.

"These meetings are an ideal opportunity for people to meet, hear the latest expert information, and discuss the next critical steps towards recovery," she said.

"There are many important issues that people are facing, including health and wellbeing, returning home, animal management, and resuming local businesses.

"As with the previous community meetings, representatives from government and support organisations will be there to talk about various matters and answer questions."

Local Recovery Coordinator Vince Monterola is in the community working on a range of recovery matters and will be at the meetings to talk with people first-hand.

"We are committed to helping the community to recover, and these meetings are part of this process," Ms Bettison said.

People affected by the fire can also get information and assistance from the Pinery Fire Recovery Centre at the Gawler TAFE, 43 High Street, Gawler.

The recovery centre will continue its usual operating hours over the festive period. These are 7am-7pm Monday to Friday, 9am-12pm on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays and public holidays.

For more information about the meetings, recovery centre or any other assistance relating to recovery from the Pinery fire, phone 1800 302 787. Fire recovery information is also available online at

Meeting details:
Wasleys, 7pm-8.30pm, Monday 21 December, Wasleys Institute, Annie Terrace, Wasleys
Owen, 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 23 December, Owen Institute, 14 Main Street, Owen

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