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Pinery Fire Community Meetings


A second series of community meetings will be held next week for people affected by the Pinery fire.

All members of the community are encouraged to attend the meetings, which are an opportunity for people to meet, discuss issues and hear the latest information. Representatives from state and local government will attend, along with other organisations offering help and support.

Local Recovery Coordinator, Vince Monterola, is in the community working on a range of recovery matters. He will also be at the meetings to talk with people first-hand.

The meetings will be held at:

Monday 14 December 2015
Mallala Institute, Dublin Road, Mallala

Tuesday 15 December 2015
Hamley Bridge
Hamley Bridge Institute, Gilbert Street, Hamley Bridge

Wednesday 16 December 2015
Freeling Recreation Park, Cherry Street, Freeling

People affected by the fire can also get information and assistance from the Pinery Fire Recovery Centre at the Gawler TAFE, 43 High Street, Gawler. The centre is open 7am-7pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-12pm on Saturdays.

Mobile recovery centres are also being established at Kapunda and Hamley Bridge:
* Hamley Bridge: a mobile recovery service is available each Monday from 1pm-5pm at the Hamley Bridge Institute, Gilbert Street, Hamley Bridge
* Kapunda: another centre is available at the Light Regional Council, 93 Main Street, Kapunda, from 1pm-5pm each Thursday.

Now that recovery centres have been established, the emergency relief centre at the Gawler Recreation and Sports Club, Nixon Terrace, Gawler, will close at 7pm today and not reopen.

For more information about the meetings or recovery centre, phone 1800 302 787. Fire recovery information is also available online at

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