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Quick Update

If you have not organised to receive donation points from VBRRA contact Anne Hafeel at the Hurstbridge Hub.

Don’t know what donation points are?

Each fire affected household has been allocated 1000 points to receive donations from a range of organisations including

  • Virgin Blue and Qantas
  • Tourism Victoria
  • David Jones
  • Ikea
  • Tuppaware.

Each donation equates to a specific number of points and you are able to choose how you use your 1000 points.

Contact Anne Hafeel on  0400 313 030

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Update on building workshops

For everyone who is rebuilding pop these dates in your diaries. All workshops will have great informed speakers and fabulous food to finish.


Sunday 16th August 2pm – 4pm, Arthurs Creek Hall


*Wednesday 19th August 7:30 – 9:30pm, St Andrews Hall


Sunday 23rd August 2pm – 4pm, Arthurs Creek Hall


Sunday 6th September 2pm – 4pm, Arthurs Creek Hall

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Quick Update of thing to be looking out for.

Free family passes to Puffing Billy (first 250 to register via your case manager)

Freebies available from Boral Bricks for those rebuilding, via your case manager.

Dr Rob Gordon, an expert in helping communities affected by emergencies to talk, 7pm, Wednesday 12th August at Whittlesea College Auditorium, 55 Laurel St, Whittlesea

David Holmgren "Building Resilient Communities after the Firestorm", 7.15pm, Wednesday 19th August following dinner at Kinglake Ranges Community Dining, Harvest Cafe in Kinglake. is the contact to find out about get-togethers, movie nights, etc in the Kinglake area. We are trying to organize bringing the movies to St Andrews, and are told they will join us for one of their meetings at St Andrews pub.  See above.

Redcliffe’s Getaway Holiday Project to Qld for families or individuals, with free travel, accommodation, food and entertainment for up to a week. Ring Cheryl Brealey on 07 3880 4594

We still have no date for the next Bush to Beach Retreat for Women at Cumberland Five StarResort in Lorne, Victoria. It is very important to REGISTER YOUR NAME if you want the option to go in September via Cathy at or ring 9710 1484. Thirteen names have been registered after the last morning tea on 31st July.

Personal Success Intensive, a powerful 2 1/2 day seminar which gives you all the focus, clarity, confidence and commitment you need …to break free of old habits and start getting the results you really want in life….. FOR FREE! Get inspired with a crystal clear vision for your future. Niki Bowen is passionate and FANTASTIC, and is offering the Ladies of the Black Belt, St Andrews North and other bushfire survivors this wonderful opportunity.  Go to code 113VIC

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