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Eurobodalla bushfire recovery

Eurobodalla has been significantly impacted by bushfire. Hundreds of homes, many businesses, and thousands of hectares of bushland have been damaged or destroyed. Recovery is a long-term process and will be different for everyone.

Practical and financial support

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Financial assistance

Service NSW is the NSW Government's one-stop-shop for bushfire related payments, grants, loans and business support. You can:

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Eurobodalla disaster relief fund

Two recovery grant programs are currently open, closing Wednesday 30 September 2020:

  • Grants up to $10,000 are available to business chambers and community associations for activities that celebrate and strengthen local communities.
  • Business Resilience Grants up to $5,000 are available to eligible Eurobodalla businesses.
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Office of Emergency Management

The NSW Office of Emergency Management keeps an up-to-date list of all state and federal financial support available and how to apply.

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Bushfire recovery support service

Let us help you find the right services in the community for your situation. Our case managers can help with financial and housing assistance, clean-up, rebuilding and DA information, mental health support and more.

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National Bushfire Recovery Agency

The Commonwealth Government has practical and financial assistance available for families and individuals and for small businesses and primary producers.

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Help for businesses

The NSW Small Business Commissioner offers financial support, business advice, dispute resolution, and mental health support, and businesses can get free financial counselling from the Small Business Bushfire Financial Counselling Support Line.

Clean up and rebuilding

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NSW clean-up program

The NSW and Commonwealth governments are coordinating clean-up of eligible properties. Visit the clean-up information hub or register online if you haven't already.

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Rebuilding and repairing

An overview of planning provisions to assist those rebuilding after bushfire, waived fees, building design professionals, and different types of development approval.

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Eurobodalla Development Application (DA) fee rebate

People whose homes were destroyed or significantly damaged in the 2019/2020 bushfires can apply for a DA fee rebate up to $1,000 to assist with DA costs to rebuild their home.

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BlazeAid

BlazeAid volunteers based in Moruya have already rebuilt 70km of fencing on Eurobodalla's rural and farming properties. COVID-19 has slowed progress, but it’s not too late to register for fencing assistance: email BlazeAid Moruya or phone organiser Mary on 0429 367 538.

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Public Land Boundary Fencing Program

Private landholders who share a boundary with public land and were impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires are eligible for up to $5,000 per kilometre to contribute to the replacement of damaged boundary fences. Find out more and apply on the Local Land Services website.

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Join the NSW supplier register

The NSW Government supplier register lists businesses with the capacity to provide goods or services in bushfire affected regions. Operating until January 2022, the register aims to ensure government and out-of-area buyers during recovery phases use local businesses wherever possible. Tradespeople and businesses that can supply goods or services in bushfire areas can register online.

For everyone

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Bushfire recovery updates

See our recent updates for the whole community, or subscribe to get email updates for those recovering and rebuilding after bushfire.

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Looking after your mental health

Everyone's experience and response to the bushfires is different. The local Primary Health Network, Coordinare has resources and contact details for local counsellors and helplines for anyone experiencing bushfire related challenges.

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Bushfire Recovery Action Plan

Council’s Bushfire Recovery Plan sets out activities to rebuild and restore the social, built, economic and natural environment and the Eurobodalla community.

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Bushfire Inquiry and Royal Commission submissions

Read Eurobodalla Council's submissions to the Royal Commission into the National Natural Disaster Arrangements and to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry.

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Restoring our infrastructure

The bushfires impacted 80 per cent of the shire, damaging essential infrastructure such as bridges and sewer facilities. We've been working to help communities get re-connected and back on track as quickly as possible.

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Free legal services

Legal Aid NSW provides free legal help to people affected by the bushfires. Help is available for insurance, credit hardship, housing, employment and document replacement. Phone their Disaster Response Helpline on 1800 801 529 or visit the Disaster Response Legal Service NSW website.