Millgrove making sure it’s disaster ready.

Millgrove is trying to become a Disaster Ready community. Picture: SUPPLIED

Following the June 2021 storm event in the Yarra Ranges, there has been a real push in the area to ensure we are disaster-ready for storm, flood or fire.

Millgrove Residents Action Group (MRAG) have gone on the front foot, establishing a partnership with the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience and the Minderoo Foundation to make Millgrove a Future Ready Community.

“It is the views and experiences of our community that are needed to develop the future of a more resilient Millgrove,” said MRAG president Maureen Halit.

With Millwarra Primary School hosting a polling station on election day, MRAG is taking the opportunity to survey Millgrove residents while they wait to vote. Young volunteers will be gathering information for the Disaster Smart and Emergency Ready Survey which will help MRAG work with government, businesses and other organisations to shape Millgrove into a Disaster Smart and Emergency Ready Community.

With every survey completed, residents will be given a ticket to go into a draw for one of three $50 vouchers. There will also be a sausage sizzle held on the day.

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