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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Emergency Services

Fire at Diamond Creek

Emergency units are rushing to a fire reported at Diamond Creek, according to Emergency Victoria. The small fire appears to be near Sawpit Gully, on the Main Hurstbridge Rd, near Sawpit Gully.

Wallan incident: buses used on North-East link

The Department of Transport advises that due to the ongoing incident near Wallan, coaches are currently replacing services on the Seymour, Shepparton and Albury lines until further notice. Passengers should check the V/Line website or app for the most up to date information before they travel. Traffic is expected to be heavier around Southern Cross

Black Spur re-opens

Motorists report that the Maroondah Hwy has now re-opened between Healesville and Narebthong, after an incident earlier this afternoon (Sunday).

Black Spur closed

The Maroondah Highway is closed between Healesville and Narbethong, through the ‘Black Spur’ due to emergency works.  Motorists should avoid the area and use the Melba and Goulburn Valley highways through Yea and Alexandra. This is a significant detour that could add more than an hour to the journey. Drivers should plan ahead to allow

3AM REPORT: Boulders on Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd

3AM TUESDAY: There are reports of boulders on the roadway of Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, between St Andrews and Kinglake. Authorities are said to have notified.

TV: Fire crews in ‘burnover’

Local Paper readers will know that our son-in-law, Paul Bryant (ex-Eildon and ex-Alexandra High School) is a volunteer RFS captain in NSW. He will hate us drawing attention to his own selfless work (and that of his teams), over the past two months. But the community needs the opportunity to applaud and salute these incredible

Face masks distributed at Bonnie Doon

Bonnie Doon Fire Brigade advises that P2 face masks have been distributed in at the Community Centre, Metro Service Station, Bonnie Doon Post Office and also at Oasis. Anyone with asthma or feeling the effects of the smoke in the district are welcome to pick up some masks at these points.

Bushfire emotional impacts concern Red Cross

Red Cross is urging everyone to be aware of the psychological and emotional impacts of this summer’s unprecedented bushfires, which have reached beyond the fire front to impact the lives of all Australians. “Immediately after a disaster, people may experience a range of thoughts and emotions, like numbness, fear, anger, helplessness and frustration. These are

Therapists welcome $76m for mental health

Occupational Therapy Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of significant new investment in mental health support for those affected by the national bushfire disaster. OTA president, Associate Professor Carol McKinstry said the announcement on the weekend of an initial $76 million investment in additional mental health services for firefighters, emergency personnel, individuals and communities

Tributes flow after latest bushfire casualty

The South Gippsland Sentinel-Times newspaper has published this tribute following the most recent death in Australia’s bushfire crisis: There has been an outpouring of emotion after the death of Parks Victoria firefighter and long-serving staff member, Bill Slade of Bass, at the weekend. Among the thousands of social media messages posted at the weekend, these

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