Cudlee Creek Recovery Enters New Stage

June 21, 2023 2:23 pm in by
Photo Supplied by Landscape South Australia - Hills and Fleurieu

A major recovery project in the wake of the 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfires has wrapped up, with coordinators extending their thanks to locals amid the process.

The Hills and Fleurieu Landscapes Board planted more than 500 seedlings, installed more than 15 kilometres of fire proof fencing and controlled more than 300 hectares of broom and gorse across 80
properties in their two-year stint.

The project was funded by the state government, after the Black Summer bushfires were declared a national emergency.

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More than 90 percent of the land affected was privately owned; Bushfire Recovery Team Leader Caroline Dorr says their achievements wouldn’t have been possible without everyone working together.

“Crucial to the project’s success was early and meaningful engagement with our fire-affected
community to hear what was important to them,” Ms Dorr said.

“Our community-led approach has given landholders what they most needed.”

Multiple programs remain in place to help those affected as they continue their road to recovery.