Grants Program assists with Dangerous Tree Removal on Fire Affected Properties
Posted on: 03.06.2022
In late 2019 and early 2020 bushfires devastated large areas of NSW, including the Wollondilly Shire, causing significant damage to communities, infrastructure and the environment.
In response, Wollondilly Council has applied for funding to assist affected residents remove dangerous trees through the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program.
The Wollondilly Dangerous Tree Removal Community Grants Program provides one-off financial assistance for 50 residents to apply for up to $10,000 towards the removal of burnt trees which have been assessed as dangerous within fire impacted residential areas of Wollondilly.
Tree removal will be in line with Council’s Tree Management and Environmental Vegetation Policy and will be undertaken by Wollondilly based businesses and contractors, providing an economic stimulus for the local economy.
The program will be open from 1 June 2022 with the Expression of Interest close on 30 June 2022.
Works will need to be carried out and completed by 30 November 2022, with a supplier invoice to be submitted to Wollondilly Council within two weeks of completion. Property owners will need to provide evidence of the works (before and after photos).
Residents should obtain a copy of the EOI to check that they meet all the eligibility requirements of the program.