Mayor’s Relief Fund available for those needing help with storm clean-up
Posted on: 25.10.2021
Wollondilly Shire Council has opened up the Mayor’s Relief Fund to provide extra support to residents impacted by Saturday’s severe storm event.
Residents from Thirlmere, Tahmoor and Picton who aren’t covered by insurance can now apply for up to $1000 for the clean-up of vegetation and debris caused by the sudden ferocious hailstorm.
This is in addition to assistance already provided by Council such as waiving the green waste tip fee waiver for impacted residents until Sunday 31 October, and the provision of an extra green bin service in the affected areas this fortnight.
Council has also adjusted the street sweeping schedule to provide extra time for clean-up of streets in the worst hit locations.
Wollondilly Mayor Robert Khan said, “Our thoughts are with those residents who suffered significant property damage following the intense wind and hail on Saturday.”
“It is encouraging to see the community come together and help each other as they always do when faced with challenges like this. Thank you especially to our SES crews who took the lead in responding to the emergency,” he said.
“Council crews have been out clearing roads and debris over the weekend to make our roads and facilities safe. We will continue to work on the clean-up this week.”
“I’d also like to invite anyone who wants to help our local community to donate to the fund. Every dollar we receive is passed on directly to affected residents, and is tax deductible.”
Eligible residents who wish to apply for assistance through the Mayor’s Relief fund should head to Council’s website
If you would like to donate to the fund head to to Make a Donation on Council's website.