Wollondilly Shire Council to fast track rebuilding efforts for fire affected residents
Posted on: 29.01.2020
Wollondilly Shire Council is ensuring they are doing everything possible to help fire affected residents during the rebuilding phase of the recovery process.
The recent fire event has caused extensive damage in Wollondilly including:
- 15 homes destroyed and 16 homes damaged
- 8 facilities destroyed and 3 damaged
- 66 outbuildings destroyed and 45 damaged
- 273 impacted rural landholders.
To help support the community recover from these impacts, Council planning and building fees are proposed to be waived to assist residents who have been most severely affected. The full cost of these fees is expected to be up to $470,000.
Wollondilly Mayor Matthew Deeth said “Our heart goes out to all our residents and businesses affected by the fires. The priority of all Wollondilly Councillors is to do everything we can to help minimise financial burdens for our fire affected residents and assist them to recover as quickly as possible.”
Council has also established a dedicated one stop shop for bushfire affected residents to fast track rebuilding efforts. This includes helpful information on our website of all response, recovery and help options and information for families affected by the NSW bushfires.
“Council is holding an Extraordinary meeting to consider a further raft of bushfire relief and recovery proposals, including support for bushfire effected properties with their rates and the allocation of the $1 Million Commonwealth bushfire recovery grant”.