Another $55,000 for fire-affected Gippsland communities

28 Jan 2011

Media Release - 2010 Bushfire Recovery Fund Allocation - final

Four more Gippsland community organisations have been successful in the final round of funding from International Power Australia’s (IPRA) Bushfire Recovery Fund.

Moe South CFA, Boolarra South Landcare Group, Yinnar South CFA and the Boolarra Animal Shelter will share in an allocation of $55,000 provided by IPRA.

IPRA announced a community support package of over $500,000 in the aftermath of the terrible fires in early 2009. The Fund included a significant allocation of £100,000 ($A170,000) from the UK head office which was intended to assist the Latrobe Valley community in the important community recovery process.

IPRA's allocation committee approved an initial tranche of A$90,000 in 2009 that was received by community organisations in Callignee, Mirboo North, Boolarra and Hazelwood South.

Another $55,000 for fire-affected Gippsland communities