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Public meeting for residents and landowners impacted by terang fire

calendar 24 Apr 2018

Maddens Lawyers invites residents and landowners impacted by the Terang fire, which began Saturday 17 March, to attend a public meeting on Wednesday 28 March at 1:30pm at the Terang Civic Hall, 129 High Street Terang.

The Terang fire ignited near the Terang substation where High Street/Princes Hwy and Peterborough Road intersect and spread in a south easterly direction. A separate meeting will also be held on the same day at the Terang Civic Hall at 11am for those impacted by the Garvoc fire.

Maddens Lawyers Principal and bushfire compensation expert Brendan Pendergast said that the firm was investigating if persons impacted by the Terang fire may have grounds for compensation.

Mr Pendergast said that early investigations into the cause of the Terang fire suggest it was likely to have been caused by clashing powerlines.

“We appreciate that this is an incredibly difficult time for people impacted by the fire and acknowledge your time is in short supply

“We do however encourage any property owners impacted by the fire, via damage to property, pastures, fences, trees, livestock or otherwise, to attend the meeting and register their interest in potential legal action.

“The meeting will provide the opportunity to discuss the process and legal aspects of compensation claims and to register with us. Registering will ensure property owners are kept up to date on our investigations in to the legal implications of the fire and its causes,” Mr Pendergast said.

Maddens Lawyers has successfully settled compensation claims on behalf of many hundreds of bushfire victims.

For more information contact Maddens Lawyers on 1800 815 228 or

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