16 January 2020

Mayoral Column

Hawkesbury City Council has published a Bushfire Recovery Guide to help community members quickly and easily find out the best points of contact for bushfire recovery enquiries.

The Guide has been published on Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and has been made available in hardcopy to residents in various parts of the Hawkesbury including St Albans, Kurrajong Heights. Colo Heights, Kurrajong, Bowen Mountain and Bilpin. Hard copies were made available at Council’s Bushfire Recovery community meetings which were held at St Albans and Bilpin recently. The document was created based on discussions at the Colo Heights community meeting which was held in December 2019.

The Bushfire Recovery Guide includes contacts, information and the responsible organisations for donations, appeals and volunteering; disaster welfare assistance, Federal Government assistance and disaster recovery payments, emergency housing, mental health assistance, animal welfare, domestic and green waste, and more.

We want our community members to know that we are here to help and support you and, as part of this, we have collated these important contacts in one document. If you have further questions or suggestions for us to include, we are listening and ready to help.

The Bushfire Recovery Guide has been created by Council to be used as a communal knowledge tool for contact numbers and assistance points for our community. This is a living document that will be regularly updated on Council’s website. For more information, contact Council’s Customer Service team on 4560 4444.

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