A Moyne Shire Council team will provide further support to fire affected residents

THE recovery from the St Patrick’s Day fires that devastated the south-west continues with a Moyne Shire Council support team in place.

Moyne’s municipal operations co-ordination centre is set up in the Port Fairy Community Services Centre.

The centre is being manned by Moyne staff and is expected to stay in place for the next two to three weeks.

Recovery: The Moyne Shire has a municipal operations co-ordination centre with staff answering calls for assistance from fire affected residents. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Recovery: The Moyne Shire has a municipal operations co-ordination centre with staff answering calls for assistance from fire affected residents. Picture: Rob Gunstone

The extent of damage across the shire was highlighted at the Moyne Shire Council March meeting in Mortlake on Tuesday night.

In Moyne, 52 properties were affected by the fires which included two houses and 29 sheds being destroyed, 700 kilometres of fences, 3500 hectares of pasture, 1600 tonnes of hay and grain and close to 3000 head of stock.

The recovery team at Moyne is answering calls for assistance from those affected by the fires. The fires happened at Gazette, Garvoc, Terang and Camperdown.

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