Pinery Fire Recovery
Council receive regular updates from The Pinery Fire Local Recovery Committee such as newsletters, grant information, fundraising events, surveys, and information on available resources.
Grants AvailableA new grant of up to $10,000 (GST exclusive) is available to assist primary producers affected by the Pinery Fire in recovering their clean-up costs such as; removing debris (including large dead trees and animal bodies) from your properties, repairs for equipment and fencing, and soil remediation work. We encourage all eligible primary producers who have suffered direct damage from the fire, and who are working to re-establish their primary production business, to talk to Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) about how they can access these grants or view the website pir.sa.gov.au/pinerygrant. The funding has been made available under an agreement between the South Australian and Commonwealth Governments and is intended to provide short-term targeted assistance by reimbursing clean-up and reinstatement costs not covered by insurance or other assistance. The grant is not available for repairs to housing, to repair or replace non-business assets, or to cover costs, which have been or will be reimbursed through an insurance claim. For more information about who and what is eligible and to find application forms you can visit the PIRSA website: pir.sa.gov.au/pinerygrant or call PIRSA, Prudential & Rural Financial Services toll free on 1800 182 235, or email PIRSA.RuralFinance@sa.gov.au. You can also call the PIRSA Pinery Fire Recovery Facilitator on (O8) 8207 7847. Applications for the grant will close on Friday 4 November 2016. Projects to improve communities affected by the Pinery fire may be eligible for a $5000 grant from State Government. Click here to view more information.
Pinery Fire Recovery PlanThe Local Recovery Committee, together with the State Recovery Office, has been working hard to support the community with its recovery following the Pinery fire in November. Through the Committee, a Pinery Fire Recovery Plan has been created to guide activities that support your medium to long-term recovery.
How would you choose to mark the one year anniversary of the Pinery fire?
Residents affected by the Pinery Fires are now starting to approach Local Member, Tony Piccolo, asking whether anything is being arranged to mark the one year anniversary of the fires. This date is looming as a time with very mixed feelings and Tony Piccolo is keen to ensure that people have an opportunity to mark this anniversary in a manner that is respectful and sensitive to the needs of people affected by the fires.
Tony has met with members of the Wasleys Community Group who have suggested that a short survey be distributed amongst residents to see what type of function, if any, people would like to see arranged.Please complete the survey and return to Tony Piccolo’s Light Electorate Office at 148 Murray Street, Gawler or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as convenient. You can also forward your suggestions via the web page at www.tonypiccolo.org.