Bushfire Recovery Shoalhaven

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A lot has happened over the past year, and we know it has not been easy, particularly with COVID-19 pausing some community connection recovery activities. Recovery takes time and is different for everyone. We are all affected by disasters in our own personal way.


Council's Recovery page is here to support our community. If you have been affected, there are a range of assistance measures available to support you. The recovery journey can be a complex one with many challenges. We have seen and continue to see extraordinary compassion and kindness shown to our community. Let us remember

A lot has happened over the past year, and we know it has not been easy, particularly with COVID-19 pausing some community connection recovery activities. Recovery takes time and is different for everyone. We are all affected by disasters in our own personal way.


Council's Recovery page is here to support our community. If you have been affected, there are a range of assistance measures available to support you. The recovery journey can be a complex one with many challenges. We have seen and continue to see extraordinary compassion and kindness shown to our community. Let us remember to stay connected and support each other.


This page aims to support our community through the recovery journey by providing contacts and information updates. If you need help and support, there is a range of assistance available for you, even if it is just someone to listen.


Council is working collaboratively with Federal and State Government and agencies, the Shoalhaven Health & Wellbeing Network, not-for-profit organisations, charities and many others to deliver this assistance.


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

You can call Council's 4429 5888 helpline dedicated to bushfire recovery assistance, during business hours. The team are here to support you on every step of your recovery journey either within Council or by connecting you with the right community or government support.

Recovery services can also be accessed through Service NSW on 13 77 88 from 7am to 7pm every day or online at www.service.nsw.gov.au for locations of Service NSW, and Mobile Service Centres. If you'd prefer, you can contact an agency directly.

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 cleanup program.

Updated 29 August 2022

  • Let's Connect - Free Community Workshops - Register Now!

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    The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is hosting free workshops to support the Shoalhaven Community - Lets Connect Community Workshops….please come along and join in on the day.

    The free community workshops will:

    • connect you with your community
    • show you how to find the energy and drive to keep moving forward
    • help you to gain highly practical tools you can use and share with others
    • help you to regain control
    • show you how to help others who are struggling.

    Where: Kangaroo Valley Golf Club, 390 Mount Scanzi Road
    When: Saturday 10 September 2022
    Time: 9.30 am to 3 pm - lunch supplied
    Lunch is included

    Where: Mollymook Golf Club, 72 Golf Avenue
    When: Sunday 11 September 2022
    Time: 9.30 am to 3 pm - lunch supplied
    Lunch is included

    Bookings are essential. Please call 4424 788, or email ISLHD-DisasterRecovery@health.nsw.gov.au to register.

    Our awesome speakers include:

    Warren Davies is not just any average farmer. His eventful life has tested his resilience, persistence and determination and had a massive impact on his young family, relationships and finances and made Warren the farmer he is today - The Unbreakable Farmer.

    Alison Earl is a Mindset and Resilience Expert passionate about working with communities to overcome resilience fatigue so we can thrive through stress, change and uncertainty. She is an accomplished speaker and facilitator who has been a repeat guest lecturer in Bahavioural Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health.


  • Community Enterprise Foundation

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    The Community Enterprise Foundation (Foundation), on behalf of Sandhurst Trustees Limited, established the National Bushfire Disaster Appeal and individual state appeals in response to the devastating bushfires which impacted communities across Australia in 2019/2020.

    As we approach the 3rd anniversary of the bushfires, and with communities still recovering from the additional impact of COVID-19, it remains critical that we continue to support impacted communities while recognising that recovery is a marathon. To aid this long-term recovery process, the Foundation established the South Coast and South East NSW Bushfire Recovery Bushfire Grants Program. This program focuses on the long-term, community-led recovery of communities that were impacted by the bushfires.

    The Foundation is seeking applications from established Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) organisations for funding of projects and programs from bushfire affected communities.

    Submissions must be received by Monday 10 October 2022.

    For the full eligibility criteria and FAQs, visit the South Coast South-east NSW Bushfire Recovery Grants 2022 flyer.

    For more information about Bushfire Recovery Grants Program, visit the Community Enterprise Foundation website.

    For assistance with applications please call 1300 304 541.

  • Recovery Newsletter - 23 August 2022

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    The Recovery Newsletter - 23 August 2022 will help guide you through the recovery process, whether it be bushfire, flood, or COVID-19. Learn about the support available and how we can work together towards recovery.

    Our Recovery Helpline is here to assist Monday – Friday 9am-5pm on 4429 5888.

    Previous Recovery Newsletter issues are published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Service NSW Returns to Shoalhaven

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    Service NSW is returning to Shoalhaven. The dedicated Service NSW team will be on board to provide support across a broad range of services.

    The Mobile Service Centres offer similar services to the physical sites including:

    • Driver licence, photo card applications and renewals
    • Driver Knowledge Tests
    • Working With Children Check applications
    • Applying for birth, death and marriage certificates
    • Savings Finder program to access more than 70 government rebates and vouchers

    See the video series for more information.

    Kangaroo Valley
    Where: Nostalgia Factory Car Park, 167 Moss Vale Road
    When: Monday, 15 August 2022
    Time: 12pm to 3pm

    Berry
    Where: Behind IGA, Albert Street
    When: Tuesday, 16 August 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Shoalhaven Heads
    Where: Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club, 76 Shoalhaven Heads Road
    When: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Vincentia
    Where: Rear Coles carpark, off Wool Road
    When: Thursday, 18 August 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Sussex Inlet
    Where: Community Church hall, 175 Jacobs Street
    When: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Sanctuary Point
    Where: The Country Club, 11 Paradise Beach Road
    When: Thursday, 1 September 2022
    Time: 10am to 3pm

    The Mobile Service Centre is a cashless facility and will accept payment by credit/debit cards or cheques.

    For more information on service locations, visit the Service NSW website.

  • Our Community Celebrates

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    We invite you to attend a gathering of the rural community in the Southern Shoalhaven to support the community to come together, have a fun day out, acknowledge and celebrate their strengths and to have conversations on bushfire preparedness to increase community resilience.

    Where: Willinga Park - 134 Forster Drive, Bawley Point
    When: Sunday, 14 August 2022
    Time: 11am to 3pm

    • meet your local Rural Fire Brigades
    • enjoy live music from The Hooded Plovers
    • local artist exhibition
    • children's activities
    • free sausage sizzle, dessert bar and beverages.

    Send your RSVP to https://tickets.willingapark.com.au/events/PurchaseTickets?EventID=a1B7F00000G2aje

    For more information call Linda from Anglicare on 0408 964 225.

  • Vinnies - Free Smart Phone and Tablet Training

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    Vinnies invites you to a free Smart Phone and Tablet Training session run by tech experts.

    Where: Ulladulla Country University Centre - 146 Princess Highway Ulladulla
    When:
    Friday, 22 July 2022
    Time:
    10am to 12:30pm

    Bring your own device or share one of theirs.

    For more information, call Alasdair Stratton on 0401 863 367.


  • Recovery Newsletter - 17 June 2022

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    The Recovery Newsletter - 17 June 2022 will help guide you through the recovery process, whether it be bushfire, flood, or COVID-19. Learn about the support available and how we can work together towards recovery.

    Our Recovery Helpline is here to assist Monday – Friday 9am-5pm on 4429 5888.

    Previous Recovery Newsletter issues are published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Free Sound Healing Meditation Class

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    Under the Bushfire Recovery and Community Development Program, Vinnies are hosting three free Sound Healing Meditation Classes.

    Where: Conjola Community Centre - Lake Conjola Entrance Road, Lake Conjola
    When: Fridays - 3 June, 17 June and 15 July 2022
    Time: 6pm to 7pm

    Sound healing:

    • Reduces stress and anxiety through deep relaxation & endorphin release
    • Releases blocked energy & suppressed emotions
    • Quietens the mind
    • Relaxes muscles & nerves
    • Improves sleep
    • Creates calmness and relaxation
    • Increases creativity
    • Promotes elimination of toxins
    • Improves the immune system and digestion.

    For more information and to book a class, visit Conjola Sound Meditation Classes Tickets, Conjola Community Centre, Lake Conjola | TryBooking Australia.

    If you have any questions email alasdair.stratton@vinnies.org.au, or call Vinnies on 0401 863 367.


  • Recovery Newsletter - 13 May 2022

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    The Recovery Newsletter - 13 May 2022 will help guide you through the recovery process, whether it be bushfire, flood, or COVID-19. Learn about the support available and how we can work together towards recovery.

    Our Recovery Helpline is here to assist Monday – Friday 9am-5pm on 4429 5888.

    Previous Recovery Newsletter issues are published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Convoy of Hope

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    You’re invited to a celebration of hope! On Friday, 20 and Saturday 21 May 2022, native plants will be available for residents affected by the 2019/20 bushfires. These plants are part of the Regrow Response, where students across NSW have planted seeds of hope for the Conjola region.

    Please RSVP to this email and let us know if you can make our community presentation!

    Join us for a BBQ lunch and presentation!

    Where: At Hoylake Park/Conjola Park
    When: Friday, 20 May 2022
    Times: 12pm - BBQ lunch
    12:30pm - Presentation and plant pick up until 4 pm

    Plant pick up
    Where: At Hoylake Park/Conjola Park
    When:
    Saturday, 21 May 2022
    Times:
    pick up 9-3

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