In December 2015, the State Government donated $1 million to the Pinery Fire Appeal and allocated a further $2 million to assist relief and recovery efforts; and established a Recovery Centre at Gawler.
Immediately after the fire, Natural Resources AMLR and N&Y set up a webpage to provide landholders with information, resources and organisation contacts: http://www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/adelaidemtloftyranges/land/fire-management/pinery-fire-recovery
The website has a range of fact sheets including ‘Fallen trees are vital for recovery’, produced specifically for Pinery. More fact sheets are being produced.
The two Natural Resources regions have established a Natural Resources Recovery Committee in collaboration with PIRSA, EPA, CFS, and the Wakefield, Light Regional and Mallala councils to ensure a coordinated approach to provision of community support around recovery of natural resources – soils, vegetation, watercourses and primary production.
Through a $49,000 grant partnership between the AMLR NRM Board and PIRSA, delivery of a range of on-ground works to address soil erosion issues will occur. Clay delving and spreading will take place at five demonstration sites across the fire-affected landscape. Field days for local communities will be delivered in partnership with the local Agricultural Bureaus of Freeling, Stockport, Tarlee, Mallala, and Owen. A range of organic materials, such as grape marc and straw will be trialled and incorporated into soil to establish and promote effective soil stabilisation techniques.
A Vegetation Recovery Committee has been established in partnership with Trees For Life, Greening Australia, State Flora, TAFESA, Barossa Bushgardens, local government and several Landcare and community nurseries to provide 20,000 native seedlings to fire affected landholders to re-establish shelterbelts, paddock trees and gardens.