A reminder that Inspector-General Tony Pearce will be visiting fire-affected communities in East Gippsland, Towong, and Alpine shires from this week through to mid-March.

You’re invited to join one of these local meetings or drop in for a cuppa-and-chat with him to provide your feedback on the delivery and effectiveness of recovery activities 12 months since the fires in your community.

We’ve added some additional meetings since our last community update. New locations are shown in the list below:

Sarsfield - Monday 22 February, 2.00pm (External link)
Gelantipy - Tuesday 23 February, 10.00am (External link)
Buchan - Tuesday 23 February, 2.00pm (External link)
Buchan - Tuesday 23 February, 6.00pm (External link)
Tambo Crossing - Wednesday 24 February, 10.30am (External link)
Tambo Crossing - Wednesday 24 February,  (External link)1 (External link)2.45pm (External link)
Clifton Creek - Thursday 25 February, 5.00pm (External link)
Bruthen - Friday 26 February, 10.00am (External link)
Walwa - Monday 1 March, 6.00pm (External link)
Corryong - Tuesday 2 March, 10.00am (External link)
Porepunkah - Tuesday 2 March, 6.00pm (External link)
Dinner Plain - Wednesday 3 March, 10.00am (External link)
NEW: Kiewa Valley (Mt Beauty) - Wednesday 3 March, 5.00pm (External link)
NEW: Myrtleford - Thursday 4 March 3.00pm (External link)
NEW: Lucyvale/Berringama - Tuesday 9 March 6.30pm (External link)
Biggara - Wednesday 10 March, 11.00am (External link)
NEW: Thowgla Valley (Corryong) - Wednesday 10 March, 5.30pm (External link)
NEW: Cudgewa - Thursday 11 March, 10.00am (External link)
NEW: Nariel Valley - Thursday 11 March, 5.30pm (External link)

Rescheduled meetings for East Gippsland

The six meetings postponed due to the 13 February statewide COVID-19 lockdown have been rescheduled:

Orbost - Monday 15 March 6.00pm (External link)
Orbost small business owners/operators) - Tuesday 16 March, 10.00am (External link)
Cabbage Tree Creek - Tuesday 16 March, 1.00pm (External link)
Mallacoota - Tuesday 16 March, 6.00pm (External link)
Genoa - Wednesday 17 March, 10.00am (External link)
Wairewa - Wednesday 17 March, 2.30pm (External link)

If you’d previously registered for one of these meetings, we’ve carried your registration over to the new date, and you should receive an email from Eventbrite confirming this.

If you haven’t received confirmation or want to cancel, just send us an email igem@igem.vic.gov.au (External link) with your name and the meeting location, or call us on (03) 8684 7900.

Registering for a meeting

For COVID-19 safety – and so we get the catering right – please register for a meeting through our website, Eventbrite (External link) or by calling (03) 8684 7900.
Other ways to provide feedback to the Inquiry

Feedback from individuals and organisations can still be provided through to 30 March 2021 by: 

Full details on the Inquiry, its Terms of Reference and opportunities for community participation are available from www.igem.vic.gov.au or by calling (03) 8684 7900. 
We look forward to visiting your community, meeting with you and listening to your stories and experiences


Image courtesy Ava D from the Growing Back East Gippsland (External link) visual art competition highlighting original works by students of East Gippsland