Find out what support is available to you or your business if you have been affected by a bush fire.
2019/20 Bush Fire Season
If you were affected by the bush fires in 2019/20, please head to our Bushfire Support page for support available to you.
Council recognises that there are cases of genuine financial hardship that may cause ratepayers and other debtors to have difficulty paying their rates and charges or other sundry debts. The Local Government Act 1993 and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 allows Council to provide a range of assistance to ratepayers experiencing genuine financial hardship. This policy aims to formally establish:
- the circumstances in which Council may provide relief to ratepayers and sundry debtors experiencing genuine financial hardship,
- the relief that may be provided to ratepayers and sundry debtors experiencing genuine financial hardship,
- guidelines for Council staff to enable a consistent approach to hardship applications, and
- will provide greater transparency with the application and assessment process.
For full details please download our Hardship Policy located on our Public Policies and Protocols page.
Rate Relief Application
If you are having difficulty making payment of your rate account, fill out our Rate Relief Application form.
Mayor's Relief Fund
The Mayor's Relief Fund becomes available to residents during times of crisis including bush fires and floods.
If you would like to donate, head to our Donate to the Mayor's Relief Fund page.
The local Community Nursery offers 5 free native plants per quarter, 20 plants per year, to all Wollondilly households. To find out more contact the nursery or drop on in!
Local Disaster Recovery Plan Toolkit
The Local Disaster Recovery Plan Toolkit contains a number of strategies and guidelines based on the NSW Government Local Recovery Toolkit with specific information relevant to that subject matter, and are designed to be read independently. Each guideline contains a statement to articulate its purpose, provides a context which expresses the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular subject and strategies to assist in the communities recovery.
Asbestos & Bushfires
Homes, commercial and non-residential structures burnt in bushfires can create potential health and safety hazards in the remaining rubble and ash.