Blue Mountains News

New Bush Fire Recovery Assistance Announcements Welcomed

Source: Blue Mountains City Council
Posted: 9 Feb 2020
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill welcomed the announcement that the NSW Government will oversee the clean-up process for those affected by the recent bush fires, as well as new assistance measures.

The financial cost of the clean-up will be shared on a 50:50 basis between the NSW and Australian Governments, aiming to give people more certainty as the recovery process continues.

The Government has also announced that homeowners, whose homes were destroyed during the bush fires, will have their rates covered for six months. Similar assistance will also be made available for businesses.

Residents and businesses must be registered with Service NSW to access the range of assistance types on offer.

Mayor Greenhill welcomed the announcements, but highlighted the need for a quick and efficient implementation.

“These announcements of additional help are applauded, and I know many residents and local businesses will feel the same,” Mayor Greenhill said. “The rates relief is particularly welcome news, and will provide real and meaningful support to those who are struggling through this difficult time.

“Council is continuing to work directly with our community, and we know the importance of getting the support and financial assistance to those who need it quickly, and these measures need to be rolled out without delay.

“Council will continue to ensure we are implementing every measure we can, and supporting the implementation for the state and federal assistance packages,” he said.

Everyone whose property has been impacted by the bush fires will be able to access clean-up assistance, including the removal of dangerous trees. Additional types of assistance are available depending on the extent of property damage experienced, and individual needs.

If you have been affected by the bush fires, make sure you register with Service NSW to access the assistance you need from the NSW Government. To register, click the ‘request a call’ button on their website.

 
Sydney Tours R Us Sydney Tours R Us Sydney Tours R Us Award Winning Day Tours

Recent News

It's Better to Ovary-Act than Not
It's Better to Ovary-Act than Not
Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman has urged women across th...
Helping Fire-Affected Small Biz Survive and Thrive
Helping Fire-Affected Small Biz Survive and Thrive
A free initiative is helping small businesses directly - and indirectl...
Reminder: Battery and Mobile Phone Recycling available at Council’s Customer Service Centre & Libraries!
Reminder: Battery and Mobile Phone Recycling available at Council’s Customer Service Centre & Libraries!
Help the environmentally friendly recycling of these problem wastes an...
Easter Oratorio Features World-Famous Countertenor Reginald Mobley for Bach Akademie Australia Concerts
Easter Oratorio Features World-Famous Countertenor Reginald Mobley for Bach Akademie Australia Concerts
“Superb music-making… skill, charm and real flair” – Sir John Eliot Gardiner<br...
Wentworth Falls area walking tracks - Blue Mtns National Park - 27th February 2020
Wentworth Falls area walking tracks - Blue Mtns National Park - 27th February 2020
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park –...

What's New

Blue Mountains Tour maximum 10 Guests
Blue Mountains Tour maximum 10 Guests
Around Sydney Tours Daily Tours AUD $99/Adult. Private Tours Available group of 1-2=$500; group of 3-4=$630
Lindsay's Cafe - Open Weekends from 9am
Lindsay's Cafe - Open Weekends from 9am
Lindsay's Cafe Relax over breakfast or lunch @ Lindsay's. Air-conditioned in, delightful out. Next to the Norman Lindsay Gallery
Cadillac Tours 1920's @ Hydro Majestic
Cadillac Tours 1920's @ Hydro Majestic
Blue Mountains Limousines & Vintage Cadillacs Ride like The Great Gatsby. From $39 p/p. Upper Blue Mts only. https://tinyurl.com/rgqe3c
Family Accommodation Blue Mountains
Family Accommodation Blue Mountains
Glen Isla Luxury Blue Mountains Accommodation Award winning historic accomodation for family groups. Sleeps up to 12.
Autumn Getaway
Autumn Getaway
Sophia's of Leura Come and see the beautiful colours in Leura this Autumn. Book now for your escape.
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Katoomba Ghost Bus TourJoin Paranormal Pete on the Ghost Bus to investigate the reports of Ghosts & Hauntings in Blue Mountains. 0418 416 403View Blue Mountains Mystery Tours »