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Site for Pinery bushfire recovery centre finalised

2015-12-03

The recovery centre for the Pinery fire will be located at Gawler TAFE, 43 High Street, Gawler.

Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Zoe Bettison said the centre will open Monday as the bushfire effort transitions from relief to recovery.

"Immediately after the bushfire was declared, emergency relief centres were set up in Balaklava, Clare and Gawler for people who needed emergency accommodation and support during the fire," Ms Bettison said.

"Now the focus has moved from emergency relief to community recovery, a recovery centre will open at Gawler TAFE from 7am to 7pm daily starting this Monday, 7 December.

"It will be a central place for the community to meet, access information, advice and support."

The Balaklava emergency relief centre will close from 7pm on Friday, 4 December.

From next week, mobile recovery centres will also be established at Kapunda and Hamley Bridge.

The Kapunda mobile centre will be located at Light Regional Council, 93 Main Street, Kapunda, from 1 to 5pm on Thursday, 10 December. The Hamley Bridge mobile centre will operate from 1 to 5pm on Monday, 14 December, at an address yet to be finalised.

These mobile centres will provide a weekly service thereafter, with the exact day/time each week to be confirmed.

Ms Bettison also reminded people a series of community meetings will be held in the affected area from today.

All members of the community are encouraged to attend the meetings, which are an opportunity for people to meet together, discuss issues and hear the latest information.

Representatives from state and local government will be in attendance, along with other organisations offering help and support.

The meetings will be facilitated by Local Recovery Coordinator Vince Monterola, who has been appointed by the State Government to work alongside the communities affected by the fire.

Meeting times are listed below.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Thursday 3 December 2015

Mallala
Mallala Institute, Dublin Road Mallala
Thursday 3 December 2015
4pm-5pm

Hamley Bridge
Recreation Centre, Hamley Bridge Football Oval, Stockport Road
Thursday 3 December 2015
6pm-7pm

Monday 7 December 2015
Freeling
Freeling Recreation Park, Cherry St., Freeling
Monday 7 December 2015
6pm-7pm

For further information about the meetings call the fire recovery hotline on 1800 302 787. Further fire recovery information is available at www.sa.gov.au/recovery

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