As we come to grips with the scale of destruction of the Cudlee Creek fires, we're acting quickly to ensure support is available.
On top of the immediate emergency grants, we have established the Cudlee Creek Fire Appeal to help people directly affected by the fires.
It will accept and distribute financial donations to the families and businesses who have lost their homes and livelihoods in the wake of the tragedy.
Earlier today, we appointed a Local Recovery Coordinator to help steer the recovery effort.
Once again, thank you to everyone that is doing their bit to help rebuild the lives of those people who have had everything taken away.