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Tag Archives: Tales from Tilden and the Wooroloo bushfire

Tools to aid bushfire victims

By Claire Ottaviano TWO new tool libraries are helping residents impacted by the Wooroloo bushfire get back on their feet. Swan Rotary, together with Rotary Australia, fundraised $450,000 to fund two tool libraries, located  in Gidgegannup and  Wooroloo, as well ...

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Out of the flames

By Melissa Sheil A TEAM of unsung heroes were recognised by the State Government last week in awards that acknowledge their efforts building community resilience during disasters and emergencies. Not-for-profit Emergency Animal Support Evacuation Western Australia, (EASE WA) won the ...

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Generous gift for fire victims

Six months after the Wooroloo bushfire devastated homes and property in the Hills, generous members of the community are still coming forward to help repair the lives of those that were affected. Last week, 30 refurbished computers were handed over ...

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Bushfire clean-up nearly done

SIX months after a devastating Wooroloo bushfire wiped out 86 properties back in February this year, the clean-up program is now almost complete. Overseen by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, in collaboration with the City of Swan, the ...

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Bushfire recovery a labour of love

By Claire Ottaviano THE impact of BlazeAid on the communities of Wooroloo and Gidgegannup cannot be measured in the thousands of kilometres of fencing erected or in the months of hard labour given. It is measured by the profound impact ...

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Call for bushfire inquiry submissions

By Claire Ottaviano THE State’s peak-body for bushfire volunteers has launched its own inquiry into the Wooroloo Bushfire. The Bushfire Volunteers Association is calling on volunteer and career firefighters, residents, local governments and members of the public to share their ...

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Kit the cat found months after bushfire

By Claire Ottaviano WHEN former Gidgegannup resident Novello Byrnes lost her beloved cat Kit after the February Wooroloo Bushfire, she never dreamed the tabby would be found four months later and miles away from home. But that is exactly what ...

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Pod homes welcomed

wooroloo bushfire

By Claire Ottaviano RESIDENTS in the heart of Gidgegannup and Wooroloo most devastated by the February 1 bushfire can start to get their lives back on track with the help of temporary accommodation pods. The 6.4m converted sea containers include ...

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