A COMMITTEE dedicated to helping local communities recover following the 2019 and 2020 bushfires has been established in the Alpine Shire.
19 June 2020
The Alpine Community Recovery Committee (CRC) is made up of representatives from across the Shire and Alpine Resorts, to help give a voice to the broad views and recovery goals of affected residents.
Coordinated by Alpine Shire Council and Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV), the Alpine CRC is an essential link between communities, Council and other support organisations to assist with recovery and planning into the future.
Mayor Peter Roper said CRC representatives are vital in providing a conduit for community voices to be heard in recovery planning.
“The committee has an extremely important role - they’re our link to their individual communities, within the context of broader recovery planning for the Shire,” he said.
“A key role of the Committee is recovery planning , which includes two-way communication and engagement with the community.
“The first-hand understanding and intelligence about each affected community that our CRC members bring to the table is critical – both to support their communities and maximise the support available to the bushfire affected areas.”
The representatives were selected following a month-long public Expression of Interest period, followed by interviews with panellists from BRV and Council.
Your Alpine Community Recovery Committee representatives are:
Myrtleford and surrounds – Sally McDonald and Fiona Nicholls
Bright and surrounds – Bruce Hore and Kellie Gray
Harrietville and surrounds – Fiona Laird and Lachlan Thomas
Kiewa Valley – Jodee Betheras, Barbara Talbot and Michael Jowett