New bushfire recovery centre opens in Lobethal
Adelaide Hills communities and businesses devastated by the Cudlee Creek bushfire will be supported by a new recovery centre, which officially opens in Lobethal today.
The centre is located at:
Fabrik Arts and Heritage building, Old Woollen Mill
1 Lobethal Road
Open daily from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm.
A recovery centre is a ‘one-stop shop’ for community members seeking practical support and advice as they begin the long process of rebuilding homes and businesses. It pulls the collective resources of the State Government, as well as community organisations such as the Australian Red Cross, where locals can come and seek the answers, advice and support they need at this critical time. It will be a place of comfort and information in the days, weeks and months ahead as Hills communities affected by the Cudlee Creek bushfire begin to rebuild their lives, homes and businesses.
The centre will be run by the SA Housing Authority and provides a range of assistance and advice to locals, including how to access government grants, emotional and wellbeing support services as well as emergency accommodation.
Local Recovery Coordinator
Police officer Alex Zimmerman has been appointed Local Recovery Coordinator to lead the recovery effort, while the State Emergency Relief Fund is receiving donations for the Cudlee Creek Fire Appeal.
The establishment of the new recovery centre means the relief centre operating at Highbury has now closed.
The relief centre at Mt Barker will remain open until 7.00 pm on Wednesday, 8 January.
Relief and recovery efforts
If you are directly affected by the fires and need assistance and support, visit the Lobethal recovery centre or phone the Recovery Hotline on 1800 302 787.