Cerno assists with Bushfire Recovery

29 June 2020

Working within Bushfire Recovery Victoria, we have been assisting with the massive undertaking of managing the demolition and clean-up of registered Victorian properties destroyed by the 2019/2020 bushfires - the ‘Clean Up Program’.

The process so far has been extremely challenging; the large geographical spread of properties and the rural, at times isolated, locations, the sheer volume of structures and debris to be removed, the difficulties associated with managing a wide-spread workforce remotely, and the added complications COVID-19 introduced. However, it’s also been extremely rewarding, having just spent the better part of a week inspecting properties in North-Eastern Victoria in the Upper Murray region. It was great to see the crews in action and hear some positive feedback first-hand from members of the community regarding the personal impact of the clean-up.

With a significant portion of the program completed across all impacted regions in Victoria, we’re feeling proud of what has been achieved in a relatively short period of time, especially considering the scale of the task at hand. However, the work that still needs to be done and the people that still need to be helped remain front of mind.

 Article written by Alex Crabtree
 Project Manager, Cerno