Bushfire Recovery Shoalhaven

This page aims to support our community through the recovery phase of the impacts from the recent bushfires.

If you have been affected, there is a range of assistance for you. Council is working in partnership with emergency services, State and Federal government agencies, charities and others to deliver this assistance.

For detailed information about the assistance available refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and Important Links on this webpage.

Disaster Recovery Centre

A Disaster Recovery Centre is open in Ulladulla. The Centre is a one-stop shop, providing practical assistance and support for people impacted by the bushfires.

Visit the Ulladulla Civic Centre
81B Princes Hwy
Ulladulla NSW


Daily opening times are:
Thursday and Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Note: From Sunday 30 March 2020, we are transitioning to a helpline dedicated to bushfire recovery. Please call 4429 5888 for assistance.

All recovery services for people and businesses can now be accessed via Service NSW on 13 77 88 from 7am to 7pm every day or visit www.service.nsw.gov.au for locations of Service NSW, and Mobile Service Centres. If you prefer to continue contacting an agency directly, you can still do so.

Clean up: Register now
Insured and uninsured residential and eligible commercial property owners must register at www.service.nsw.gov.au or call 13 77 88 to be included in the government-supported clean up program.

Updated 27 March 2020

This page aims to support our community through the recovery phase of the impacts from the recent bushfires.

If you have been affected, there is a range of assistance for you. Council is working in partnership with emergency services, State and Federal government agencies, charities and others to deliver this assistance.

For detailed information about the assistance available refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and Important Links on this webpage.

Disaster Recovery Centre

A Disaster Recovery Centre is open in Ulladulla. The Centre is a one-stop shop, providing practical assistance and support for people impacted by the bushfires.

Visit the Ulladulla Civic Centre
81B Princes Hwy
Ulladulla NSW


Daily opening times are:
Thursday and Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Note: From Sunday 30 March 2020, we are transitioning to a helpline dedicated to bushfire recovery. Please call 4429 5888 for assistance.

All recovery services for people and businesses can now be accessed via Service NSW on 13 77 88 from 7am to 7pm every day or visit www.service.nsw.gov.au for locations of Service NSW, and Mobile Service Centres. If you prefer to continue contacting an agency directly, you can still do so.

Clean up: Register now
Insured and uninsured residential and eligible commercial property owners must register at www.service.nsw.gov.au or call 13 77 88 to be included in the government-supported clean up program.

Updated 27 March 2020

  • Recovery Newsletter - 27 March 2020

    2 days ago
    Recovery newsletter tile
    The weekly Recovery Newsletter was developed to keep the community up-to-date on the important work the Recovery Action Team are undertaking. To view the third edition visit Recovery Newsletter - 27 March 2020.

    Previous issues can be found in the Weekly Recover Newsletter Folder in the Document Library on this page.

    For more information on bushfire recovery visit shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/BushfireRecovery.

    The weekly Recovery Newsletter was developed to keep the community up-to-date on the important work the Recovery Action Team are undertaking. To view the third edition visit Recovery Newsletter - 27 March 2020.

    Previous issues can be found in the Weekly Recover Newsletter Folder in the Document Library on this page.

    For more information on bushfire recovery visit shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/BushfireRecovery.

  • Laing O'Rourke - Online Industry Briefing for the Bushfire Clean-up - Wednesday 1 April 2020

    2 days ago
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    27 March 2020

    Laing O'Rourke's priority for clean-up works across the State (including the Shoalhaven) is to engage qualified local contractors and local suppliers wherever possible.

    Acknowledging the constraints in place to reduce the spread of COVID19, Laing O'Rourke are holding an online webinar to explain the clean-up program to local industry and provide information on the opportunities in each location.

    The first of the industry briefings focuses on the Shoalhaven LGA in partnership with Shoalhaven Council.

    Laing O'Rourke are asking local contractors to register to join the event so they can explain the clean-up program to local industry.

    Event:...

    27 March 2020

    Laing O'Rourke's priority for clean-up works across the State (including the Shoalhaven) is to engage qualified local contractors and local suppliers wherever possible.

    Acknowledging the constraints in place to reduce the spread of COVID19, Laing O'Rourke are holding an online webinar to explain the clean-up program to local industry and provide information on the opportunities in each location.

    The first of the industry briefings focuses on the Shoalhaven LGA in partnership with Shoalhaven Council.

    Laing O'Rourke are asking local contractors to register to join the event so they can explain the clean-up program to local industry.

    Event: Shoalhaven LGA Industry Briefing
    Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020
    Time: 6:00pm

    Register for the Laing O'Rourke Webinar Online.

    For more information visit the Laing O'Rourke website.

  • Ulladulla Recovery Centre Update

    3 days ago
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    There will be reduced service provisions at the Ulladulla Recovery Centre today and tomorrow with NSW Mental Health and Council begin the representatives at this time.

    For Service NSW support, please go direct to the service centre at 7/159-161 Princes Highway, Ulladulla. At this stage, Service NSW will be represented at the Ulladulla Recovery Centre this Saturday.

    As we transition to a help line for recovery enquiries, Saturday 29 March will be Ulladulla Recovery Centre's last day of operation. A dedicated Bushfire Recovery Helpline has now been established. Please call 4429 5888 for assistance.

    Please also call Service NSW Bushfire...

    There will be reduced service provisions at the Ulladulla Recovery Centre today and tomorrow with NSW Mental Health and Council begin the representatives at this time.

    For Service NSW support, please go direct to the service centre at 7/159-161 Princes Highway, Ulladulla. At this stage, Service NSW will be represented at the Ulladulla Recovery Centre this Saturday.

    As we transition to a help line for recovery enquiries, Saturday 29 March will be Ulladulla Recovery Centre's last day of operation. A dedicated Bushfire Recovery Helpline has now been established. Please call 4429 5888 for assistance.

    Please also call Service NSW Bushfire Recovery line on 137788 and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Bushfire and Covid-19 Mental Health Line on 02 44 24 7888 for assistance.

  • Bushfire Recovery FREE Courses - TAFE Nowra Campus

    6 days ago
    Enroll now

    TAFE - Nowra Campus are offer the following FREE Bushfire recovery Courses:

    Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling (900-5292V01)
    Learn how to operate safely in a tree felling environment and safely trim and cut felled trees and other materials.

    Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Trim and Cut (900-5291V01)
    With an emphasis on safety, this course will equip you with the knowledge to undertake both harvesting and non-commercial operations.

    Statement of Attainment in Espresso Coffee Making Skills (900-80009V01)
    Enhance your hospitality skills by learning how to create and serve top class espressos using commercial espresso...

    TAFE - Nowra Campus are offer the following FREE Bushfire recovery Courses:

    Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling (900-5292V01)
    Learn how to operate safely in a tree felling environment and safely trim and cut felled trees and other materials.

    Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Trim and Cut (900-5291V01)
    With an emphasis on safety, this course will equip you with the knowledge to undertake both harvesting and non-commercial operations.

    Statement of Attainment in Espresso Coffee Making Skills (900-80009V01)
    Enhance your hospitality skills by learning how to create and serve top class espressos using commercial espresso machines and grinders.

    Statement of Attainment in Farm Fencing (900-81493V01)
    Learn to plan and construct electric and conventional farm fencing using common farm fencing tools and equipment.

    Statement of Attainment in First Aid (HLTAID003)
    Learn how to respond in an emergency situation, apply first aid procedures, communicate incident details and evaluate your own performance.

    Statement of Attainment in Licence to Operate a Forklift (900-80467V01)
    Designed for forklift truck operators who wish to obtain a SafeWork NSW High Risk Work (HRW) license (LF).

    Statement of Attainment in Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry - White Card (900-80636V01)
    This course will ensure you meet the general level of work health and safety training needed to get employment in the Construction, industry.

    Statement of Attainment in Restricted - Electrical safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies (UEESS00098)
    Expand your understanding and awareness in testing, tagging and reporting of portable/ hand held low voltage electrical equipment using a portable appliance tester.

    Statement of Attainment in Welding (Basic) (165-600040V01)
    This course will teach participants how to use Electric Welding Machines, specifically MIG, TIG and STICK processes.

    TAFE Statement in Asbestos Awareness (800-000433)
    This course covers information on the current Work Health & Safety Regulations 2017 and how it relates to asbestos identification and removal.

    Courses are filling up fast!

    For more information visit the TAFE NSW website or call 131601 for more information and to enroll.

  • Recovery Newsletter - 20 March 2020

    10 days ago
    Recovery newsletter tile
    The weekly Recovery Newsletter was developed to keep the community up-to-date on the important work the Recovery Action Team are undertaking. To view the third edition visit Recovery Newsletter - 20 March 2020.
    Previous issues can be found in the Weekly Recover Newsletter Folder in the Document Library on this page.

    For more information on bushfire recovery visit shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/BushfireRecovery.

    The weekly Recovery Newsletter was developed to keep the community up-to-date on the important work the Recovery Action Team are undertaking. To view the third edition visit Recovery Newsletter - 20 March 2020.
    Previous issues can be found in the Weekly Recover Newsletter Folder in the Document Library on this page.

    For more information on bushfire recovery visit shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/BushfireRecovery.
  • Support for Small Businesses

    13 days ago
    Open
    The help available for directly and indirectly bushfire affected small businesses has been boosted, to help more businesses and make it easier to apply.

    The $10,000 grant for small businesses is available for businesses with less than 20 full-time employees.

    Apply online through the Service NSW website.

    For more information visit the National Bushfire Agency website or call the NSW Hotline on 13 77 88.

    The help available for directly and indirectly bushfire affected small businesses has been boosted, to help more businesses and make it easier to apply.

    The $10,000 grant for small businesses is available for businesses with less than 20 full-time employees.

    Apply online through the Service NSW website.

    For more information visit the National Bushfire Agency website or call the NSW Hotline on 13 77 88.
  • Mobile Recovery Hubs

    17 days ago
    Community

    20 March 2020

    Council held a series of community meetings in Shoalhave towns and villages throughout March, furthering Council’s commitment in working towards a better, stronger and more resilient Shoalhaven.

    Mobile Recovery Hubs are now visiting towns and villages across Shoalhaven .Local Service Providers and State Agencies are providing advise on finances, mental health and wellbeing and small business support. Additional resources are also available to help with the recovery phase.

    Mobile Recovery Hubs have been held at:

    • Wandandian Progress Hall D2683 Princes Highway, Monday 16 March, 10am - 2pm.

    • Lake Conjola Community Centre Lake...

    20 March 2020

    Council held a series of community meetings in Shoalhave towns and villages throughout March, furthering Council’s commitment in working towards a better, stronger and more resilient Shoalhaven.

    Mobile Recovery Hubs are now visiting towns and villages across Shoalhaven .Local Service Providers and State Agencies are providing advise on finances, mental health and wellbeing and small business support. Additional resources are also available to help with the recovery phase.

    Mobile Recovery Hubs have been held at:

    • Wandandian Progress Hall D2683 Princes Highway, Monday 16 March, 10am - 2pm.

    • Lake Conjola Community Centre Lake Conjola Entrance Road (cnr Aney Street), Tuesday 17 March 10am - 2pm

    • Kioloa/Bawley Point Community Centre Murramarang Road, Kioloa, Thursday 19 March, 10am - 2pm.

    The next series of mobile Recovery Hubs are being held at:
    • Lake Conjola Community Centre Lake Conjola Entrance Road (cnr Aney Street), Tuesday 24 March, 10am - 2pm.

    • Kangaroo Valley Drop-In Centre 168 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley, Wednesday 25 March, 10am - 2pm.

    • Sussex Inlet Community Centre Thomson Street, Sussex Inlet, Thursday 26 March, 10am - 2pm.

    • Wandandian Progress Hall D2683 Princes Highway, Wandandian, Monday 30 March, 10am - 2pm.

    Additional Hubs are being planned throughout March and April.

    Those unable to attend are encouraged to visit the Bushfire Recovery Centre at Ulladulla Civic Centre, look at the Frequently Asked Questions on this page or or call 13 77 88.

    For more information visit the Local Community Recovery Meetings and Mobile Hubs website.
  • Mayoral Relief Fund - Applying for funds

    10 days ago
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    Mayor Amanda Findley, opened the Mayoral Relief Fund, on 4 December 2019, in response to the Shoalhaven bushfires. The good will of the community has been amazing and donations are still being received.

    Council has established a Committee to make sure the payments go to individuals and trades people who have been directly impacted and need it the most.

    For more information, including eligibility and how to apply or donate, visit the Mayoral Relief Fund website.

    Mayor Amanda Findley, opened the Mayoral Relief Fund, on 4 December 2019, in response to the Shoalhaven bushfires. The good will of the community has been amazing and donations are still being received.

    Council has established a Committee to make sure the payments go to individuals and trades people who have been directly impacted and need it the most.

    For more information, including eligibility and how to apply or donate, visit the Mayoral Relief Fund website.

  • Immediate Assistance Grants

    13 days ago
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    Additional immediate assistance is available for bushfire affected people in financial hardship.

    From 12 March 2020, the $5000 Primary residence repair grant for home owners whose homes have been structurally damaged has been extended to include destruction or damage to critical private water, septic and/or power infrastructure.

    Other cash grants available include:

    Apply online through the Red Cross website.

    Additional immediate assistance is available for bushfire affected people in financial hardship.

    From 12 March 2020, the $5000 Primary residence repair grant for home owners whose homes have been structurally damaged has been extended to include destruction or damage to critical private water, septic and/or power infrastructure.

    Other cash grants available include:

    Apply online through the Red Cross website.

  • Post Bushfire Erosion Control Workshops - Postponed

    17 days ago
    Erosion

    The upcoming erosion control workshops have been postponed. A notice will be posted once the workshops are rescheduled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

    South East Local Land Services are hosting free workshops for land managers to discuss the options of post-fire erosion control to keep sediment on-site and the recovery of burnt land

    These workshops are sponsored by WaterNSW and are available to managers of rural land within Sydney’s drinking water catchments.

    Land managers who attend may be eligible to receive erosion control materials for use on their properties, including coir logs, jute matting and hardwood stakes.

    The workshops are being...

    The upcoming erosion control workshops have been postponed. A notice will be posted once the workshops are rescheduled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

    South East Local Land Services are hosting free workshops for land managers to discuss the options of post-fire erosion control to keep sediment on-site and the recovery of burnt land

    These workshops are sponsored by WaterNSW and are available to managers of rural land within Sydney’s drinking water catchments.

    Land managers who attend may be eligible to receive erosion control materials for use on their properties, including coir logs, jute matting and hardwood stakes.

    The workshops are being run in the following areas:

    * Nerriga – postponed
    * Exeter – postponed
    * Kangaroo Valley – postponed
    * Braidwood – postponed

    The workshops includes presentations, in-field demonstrations, morning tea and lunch.

    Places are limited, so registering online is essential.

    For more information visit the Local Land Services website or call 4824 1900.