Bush Fire Recovery Snowy Valleys

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Our Bushfire Recovery page is here to support our community in recovery from the recent bushfires.

We will be updating this page regularly as new information becomes available so please check back.

Bushfire Recovery will not be forgotten throughout the coronavirus challenges. Council’s Recovery Team continue to work with agencies and are working hard to develop more online engagement and printed information. You can contact them at email: recovery@svc.nsw.gov.au or on 1300 275 782.

Quick reference items:

Bushfire clean up and waste management

Laing O’Rourke Australia has been appointed as the managing contractor, responsible for managing the clean-up of properties across NSW, working with Public Works Advisory (PWA).

Qualified local contractors and suppliers will be engaged, where possible, to deliver clean-up services to ensure the clean-up operation maximises local knowledge and expertise and assists local economic recovery.

Delivering these services means impacted property owners will not have to pay for debris, including potentially hazardous materials, to be removed and disposed of.

If you haven’t registered and wish to opt in please call Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit service.nsw.gov.au.

After you’ve registered:
1. Laing O’Rourke staff will contact you to discuss the damage and assess your eligibility.
2. Laing O’Rourke staff will meet you on site.
3. You discuss and approve the scope of works.
4. The clean-up of the property will commence
5. You confirm the completion of the agreed scope of works.
Laing O’Rourke will always pre-arrange any household visits and will not turn up unannounced or demand
payment. Contact details for Laing O’Rouke 1800 007 539, nswbushfirecleanup@laingorourke.com.au
or visit their website for some useful information https://cleanup.lnbr.com.au/

For more Frequently Asked Questions about the clean up click here

To read more about the Government's announcement click here

The NSW Government and the Commonwealth are jointly covering the clean-up costs of residential and eligible commercial properties destroyed in the NSW bushfires since 1 July 2019.

Our Bushfire Recovery page is here to support our community in recovery from the recent bushfires.

We will be updating this page regularly as new information becomes available so please check back.

Bushfire Recovery will not be forgotten throughout the coronavirus challenges. Council’s Recovery Team continue to work with agencies and are working hard to develop more online engagement and printed information. You can contact them at email: recovery@svc.nsw.gov.au or on 1300 275 782.

Quick reference items:

Bushfire clean up and waste management

Laing O’Rourke Australia has been appointed as the managing contractor, responsible for managing the clean-up of properties across NSW, working with Public Works Advisory (PWA).

Qualified local contractors and suppliers will be engaged, where possible, to deliver clean-up services to ensure the clean-up operation maximises local knowledge and expertise and assists local economic recovery.

Delivering these services means impacted property owners will not have to pay for debris, including potentially hazardous materials, to be removed and disposed of.

If you haven’t registered and wish to opt in please call Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit service.nsw.gov.au.

After you’ve registered:
1. Laing O’Rourke staff will contact you to discuss the damage and assess your eligibility.
2. Laing O’Rourke staff will meet you on site.
3. You discuss and approve the scope of works.
4. The clean-up of the property will commence
5. You confirm the completion of the agreed scope of works.
Laing O’Rourke will always pre-arrange any household visits and will not turn up unannounced or demand
payment. Contact details for Laing O’Rouke 1800 007 539, nswbushfirecleanup@laingorourke.com.au
or visit their website for some useful information https://cleanup.lnbr.com.au/

For more Frequently Asked Questions about the clean up click here

To read more about the Government's announcement click here

The NSW Government and the Commonwealth are jointly covering the clean-up costs of residential and eligible commercial properties destroyed in the NSW bushfires since 1 July 2019.

  • Agency conversation with Salvation Army

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    about 17 hours ago

    Agency conversations continue! To listen click here.

    In our latest instalment Recovery Coordinator Andrew Rae is joined by Michael Johnson from the Salvation Army.

    Michael talks about grants options, sharing people’s recovery journey through his Chaplaincy works, the Salvo’s plan to continue visits in the Snowy Valleys and interagency referrals. If you would like to contact Michael please call: 0400 655 918 Or contact the Salvos Team on 1300 662 217 #SVC #bushfire recovery #community wellbeing

    Agency conversations continue! To listen click here.

    In our latest instalment Recovery Coordinator Andrew Rae is joined by Michael Johnson from the Salvation Army.

    Michael talks about grants options, sharing people’s recovery journey through his Chaplaincy works, the Salvo’s plan to continue visits in the Snowy Valleys and interagency referrals. If you would like to contact Michael please call: 0400 655 918 Or contact the Salvos Team on 1300 662 217 #SVC #bushfire recovery #community wellbeing

  • Webinar for community organisations

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    about 21 hours ago

    Are you a neighbourhood centre, community service or grass roots organisation working hard to support your community as they recover from the Black Summer bushfires?

    Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery Advisors and Mentors Australia (DRAMA) are hosting an online webinar for community organisations working in the bushfire recovery space.

    When: Thursday 4 June 3:00pm

    For more information click here!

    Or to register click on the webinar link below:

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XO5-l5KcT7elHhRZz2uT3Q

    Are you a neighbourhood centre, community service or grass roots organisation working hard to support your community as they recover from the Black Summer bushfires?

    Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery Advisors and Mentors Australia (DRAMA) are hosting an online webinar for community organisations working in the bushfire recovery space.

    When: Thursday 4 June 3:00pm

    For more information click here!

    Or to register click on the webinar link below:

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XO5-l5KcT7elHhRZz2uT3Q

  • Bushfire Recovery Bulletin - 27 May 2020

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    1 day ago

    Welcome to this week’s Snowy Valleys Bushfire Recovery Bulletin.

    In this edition we recognise the power of agencies working together, we get to know Recovery Team member Tracy a little better, our latest instalment of agency conversations plus a visit from the Governor General.

    All that and more is just a click away.

    Welcome to this week’s Snowy Valleys Bushfire Recovery Bulletin.

    In this edition we recognise the power of agencies working together, we get to know Recovery Team member Tracy a little better, our latest instalment of agency conversations plus a visit from the Governor General.

    All that and more is just a click away.

  • Agency Conversations with Service NSW

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    4 days ago

    Listen to the latest agency conversations here!

    Recovery Coordinator Andrew Rae chats to Mel from Service NSW about the time she spent in the Snowy Valleys Recovery Assistance Points. Mel describes that time as equal parts devastating and inspiring and recalls an incredibly resilient community.

    Service NSW has Bushfire Customer Care Specialists available to help you out with ongoing care, grant support and referrals.

    Most importantly if you haven’t registered for the clean-up give them a call, it’s not too late!

    Service NSW - 13 77 88


    Listen to the latest agency conversations here!

    Recovery Coordinator Andrew Rae chats to Mel from Service NSW about the time she spent in the Snowy Valleys Recovery Assistance Points. Mel describes that time as equal parts devastating and inspiring and recalls an incredibly resilient community.

    Service NSW has Bushfire Customer Care Specialists available to help you out with ongoing care, grant support and referrals.

    Most importantly if you haven’t registered for the clean-up give them a call, it’s not too late!

    Service NSW - 13 77 88


  • 21 May - Recovery on the radio interview

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    7 days ago

    Listen up!

    Yesterday’s Bushfire Recovery radio update is only a click away

    This week Recovery Coordinator Andrew chats with Dave about;

    -The Laing O’Rourke clean-up

    -Service NSW Survey supported by SVC

    -Agency Zoom meetings

    -BlazeAid update and more

    Listen up!

    Yesterday’s Bushfire Recovery radio update is only a click away

    This week Recovery Coordinator Andrew chats with Dave about;

    -The Laing O’Rourke clean-up

    -Service NSW Survey supported by SVC

    -Agency Zoom meetings

    -BlazeAid update and more

  • Agency Conversations with Anglicare's Bushfire Coordinator

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    8 days ago

    In our latest instalment of agency conversations Recovery Coordinator Andrew Rae is joined by Anglicare’s Bushfire Coordinator Jo Murrell. Batlow local Jo says she will help residents with any request and ensure they get in touch with the right people.

    Anglicare provide support to community members in the way of small financial aid, household items, grants assistance and referrals to other support services.

    To listen to the conversation click here.

    Jo can be contacted on 0490 707 543 or joanne.murrell@anglicare.com.au


    In our latest instalment of agency conversations Recovery Coordinator Andrew Rae is joined by Anglicare’s Bushfire Coordinator Jo Murrell. Batlow local Jo says she will help residents with any request and ensure they get in touch with the right people.

    Anglicare provide support to community members in the way of small financial aid, household items, grants assistance and referrals to other support services.

    To listen to the conversation click here.

    Jo can be contacted on 0490 707 543 or joanne.murrell@anglicare.com.au


  • Bushfire Recovery Bulletin - 20 May 2020

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    9 days ago

    Welcome to this week’s Snowy Valleys Bushfire Recovery Bulletin.

    In this edition we say thank you to all our amazing volunteers, we get to know Recovery Centre Team Leader Fiona a little better, our latest instalment of agency conversation plus new grant announcements from RAA.

    All that and more is just a click away.


    Welcome to this week’s Snowy Valleys Bushfire Recovery Bulletin.

    In this edition we say thank you to all our amazing volunteers, we get to know Recovery Centre Team Leader Fiona a little better, our latest instalment of agency conversation plus new grant announcements from RAA.

    All that and more is just a click away.


  • Recovery on the Radio - 14 May 2020

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    11 days ago

    Did you miss the latest edition of recovery on the radio?

    Click here to listen!

    Council's Recovery Coordinator Andrew talks with Dave about the people, staff and volunteers involved in the recovery efforts and the latest on the clean-up.

    A big thanks to Dave for providing us with a copy of the interview each week!

    Did you miss the latest edition of recovery on the radio?

    Click here to listen!

    Council's Recovery Coordinator Andrew talks with Dave about the people, staff and volunteers involved in the recovery efforts and the latest on the clean-up.

    A big thanks to Dave for providing us with a copy of the interview each week!

  • Agency Conversations with Chaplin’s from Tumbarumba Community Church

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    11 days ago

    We are bringing the agencies to you! Click here to listen to the latest agency conversation.

    Recovery Coordinator Andrew Rae is joined by Chaplin’s Deb and Phyllis from Tumbarumba Community Church. Deb and Phyllis are deployed by Chaplaincy Australian and are trained to identify the needs of people they visit, make appropriate referrals and suggest options that may help.

    Deb and Phyllis spent many hours caring for residents in our Recovery Assistance Points and have been given permission to visit fire affected people at their properties (with social distancing measures in place). If you would like to get in contact with them call 0427 712 949.


    We are bringing the agencies to you! Click here to listen to the latest agency conversation.

    Recovery Coordinator Andrew Rae is joined by Chaplin’s Deb and Phyllis from Tumbarumba Community Church. Deb and Phyllis are deployed by Chaplaincy Australian and are trained to identify the needs of people they visit, make appropriate referrals and suggest options that may help.

    Deb and Phyllis spent many hours caring for residents in our Recovery Assistance Points and have been given permission to visit fire affected people at their properties (with social distancing measures in place). If you would like to get in contact with them call 0427 712 949.


  • Bushfire Recovery Bulletin - 13 May 2020

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    16 days ago

    Our latest Bushfire Recovery Bulletin is out now!

    To view the full Bulletin click here.

    • Get to know our Recovery Team a little better
    • Find out the details about the latest Australian Government funding announcement
    • Info on a free 4 week Health and Wellbeing Program
    • Conversations with agencies
    • Murrumbidgee Health District Bushfire Recovery Service


    Our latest Bushfire Recovery Bulletin is out now!

    To view the full Bulletin click here.

    • Get to know our Recovery Team a little better
    • Find out the details about the latest Australian Government funding announcement
    • Info on a free 4 week Health and Wellbeing Program
    • Conversations with agencies
    • Murrumbidgee Health District Bushfire Recovery Service