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Pinery Fire Recovery Centre supporting fire affected communities


People affected by the Pinery fire are reminded that a range of services and supports are available through the new recovery centre at Gawler.

These include counselling, health services, information about returning home, insurance, animal management, business support, and other financial assistance.

The Pinery Fire Recovery Centre at the Gawler TAFE, 43 High Street, Gawler, is open from 7am-7pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-12pm on Saturdays.

Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Zoe Bettison said the centre is providing much needed support to those affected by the Pinery fire.

"This devastating fire has had a big impact on many in the community, and has destroyed many homes, properties and businesses," she said.

"The Pinery Fire Recovery Centre has been set up to assist the community in the long and difficult journey to recovery.

"This centre is a place to access information, advice and support.

"I strongly encourage everyone affected to visit the centre to find out more about support available, or just to meet and have a chat with the friendly staff and volunteers."

In addition, mobile recovery centres are being established at Kapunda and Hamley Bridge for those who are unable to access the Gawler recovery centre:

* Hamley Bridge: a mobile recovery service is available each Monday from 1pm-5pm at the Hamley Bridge Institute, Gilbert Street, Hamley Bridge
* Kapunda: another centre is available at the Light Regional Council, 93 Main Street, Kapunda, from 1pm-5pm each Thursday.

The emergency relief centre at the Gawler Recreation and Sports Club, Nixon Terrace, Gawler, will remain open from 7am-7pm until this Friday, 11 December.

For further recovery advice and support, call the fire recovery hotline on 1800 302 787 or visit

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