22 January 2020
What Council is doing to help
Council is supporting the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) to coordinate statewide local government resources to be called upon as necessary. Staff are also supporting the cause by running various fundraising initiatives and volunteering for the CFA or SES.
Mayor Jim Memeti held a forum in February, which brought together some key community and business leaders to discuss what more the Greater Dandenong community can do together. The ideas from this forum will be shared in more detail, but included supporting the fire affected communities through local events; coordinating volunteers with trades to assist; and promoting tourism in East Gippsland.
Work is now underway to progress these and others.
How our community can help
Below are some good ways you can support the cause, especially if you can't be part of the relief in the affected communities.
You can help by donating to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal at any Bendigo Bank branch or online via www.vic.gov.au/bushfireappeal.
If you're organising a local community fundraising event for the Bushfire Disaster Appeal, we can help get the word out via our online events calendar on this website. To submit your event for consideration please fill in the form on greaterdandenong.com/listyourevent.
Together, we can all make a difference.