RURAL PROPERTY OWNERS IN FLOOD AREAS
Rural property owners in flood affected areas are encouraged to contact Moira Shire for information on available support services.
Many rural property owners affected by flooding have not yet sought assistance.
There are a range of financial grants and support agencies available to assist residents affected by flooding and I urge anyone impacted by flooding to contact Moira Shire and utilise this assistance.
In addition to this extensive support base, Moira Shire Council continues to receive offers of assistance from outside the municipality including, assistance in the repair of fencing, painting and other clean-up tasks.
We have been fortunate to benefit from a number of volunteer groups offering to help. A combined effort certainly lessens the load and reduces the enormity of the task at hand.
One example of this generosity is the support extended by the 4X4 Club of Victoria Rural Response Group, who has assisted a number of rural properties within Moira to clear paddocks allowing them to sow crops.
Rotary Club members from the City of Boroondara recently travelled to the area to provide assistance as part of the Boroondara Cares partnership (this partnership was formed during the drought).
There is also a contingent from correctional services working on the clean-up.
As the recovery process continues it is important that we do not forget the toll these events can have on our health and wellbeing. I ask that we look out for our neighbours, friends and fellow community members.
All general flood related enquiries and requests for assistance should be directed to Moira Shire Council’s Flood Recovery Office. The office, located at 36 Melville Street, Numurkah, has been fully operational since Monday, April 23 2012 and can be contacted by calling 5862 2684.
Mayor Alex Monk
Moira Shire Council
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