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Community feedback sought for final round of bushfire projects

16 December 2013
Kerry Vincent
Mayor of Sorell Council
Co-Chair, Sorell Tasman Affected Area Recovery Committee

Proposals for walkways in Murdunna and Dunalley, a skate park, a playground and recreation facilities as well as social and cultural initiatives are among the projects out for community feedback under the final round of the Red Cross Community Assistance Grants.

Mayor of Sorell Council and Co-Chair of the Sorell Tasman Affected Area Recovery Committee, Kerry Vincent, said 12 projects are now out for community comment.

“This final round of projects is another great demonstration of the enthusiasm of the community to pull together and create a new and exciting future,” Kerry said.

“Nineteen projects have been approved for funding through this process already, and this last round is really inspirational. I’m sure that there’s something for everyone in this collection of projects, so it would be great for everyone to express their opinion and let us know what they think would be best for their community.”

“As funding is limited, the community feedback is really important to help choose those that will have the most benefit.”

Kerry said consultants Inspiring Place have drawn up a concept masterplan to help the community to picture the ideas and concepts proposed for Dunalley, particularly along the canal and between the school and the bridge.

“Several large infrastructure projects have been proposed for Dunalley and the masterplan really brings these to life,” Kerry said.

The masterplan and associated drawings are on display at the DISH, Sorell Council Chambers and on the bushfire recovery website.

People can have their say by:

• Completing an online survey at www.bushfirerecovery.tas.gov.au

• filling out a survey form, available at the Dunalley Information and Service Hub (DISH);

• downloading a survey form from the Bushfire Recovery Unit website www.bushfirerecovery.tas.gov.au; or

• calling the Bushfire Recovery Unit on 1800 567 567 to complete the survey over the phone.

This is the final round of the Tasmanian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal Community Assistance Grant, which aims to boost community cohesion, resilience and recovery.

Surveys must be returned by Friday 31 January, 2014. 

Contact:  Bushfire Recovery Unit - John Harkin 0409 365 067