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.

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Updated 11 August 2022

  • Recovery Newsletter - 2 September 2021

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    This Recovery Newsletter - 2 September 2021 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.

  • Black Summer Bushfire Grants - Closing Date Extended

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    Applications closing date extended to 6 October 2021.

    The Black Summer Bushfire Recovery (BSBR) Grants program is part of the National Bushfire Recovery Fund, delivered by the National Recovery & Resilience Agency.

    This closing date extension will allow more time for applicants to prepare their submissions.

    A broad range of recovery and resilience projects can be supported through the grants – from social and community wellbeing projects right through to projects that support the recovery of local economies and built environments.

    Online workshops are available on the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program website.

    For more information, including how eligibility and how to apply, visit the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants website or call the Business Grants Hub Contact Centre on 13 28 46 (8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday).

  • How to Cope With Traumatic News - An Illustrated Guide

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    The era of 24-hour news brings traumatic events directly into everyone's lives. Here's how that can affect people, especially children, and some strategies for coping

  • Recovery Hub Temporary Closure

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    The Shoalhaven Recovery HUB is temporarily closed due to the current Public Health Order Restrictions to combat the COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak. Full details available at NSW Public Health Orders.

    During this time, our Outreach Recovery team is here to listen, help and assist with support service referrals that you might need. Please call 4429 5888 Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

  • Recovery Newsletter - 19 August 2021

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    This Recovery Newsletter - 19 August 2021 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.



  • Grant Opportunity - Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program

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    Bushfire declared regions following the 2019/2020 bushfires to share in $280 million grants program

    Applications open 22 July 2021 and close 2 September 2021

    This grants program is funded by the Australian Government, from the National Bushfire Recovery Fund.

    Quick facts:

    • The grants are being delivered by the National Recovery and Resilience Agency, through the Business Grants Hub.
    • This grants program builds from the National Bushfire Recovery Fund and is additional to support already provided through a range of bushfire recovery programs.
    • It covers every Local Government Area that was disaster declared as a result of the 2019-20 bushfires, including ACT, Tasmania and four bushfire affected alpine resort areas in Victoria.
    • Community organisations, businesses and local councils can apply.
    • Applications will open for submission on 22 July 2021 and close on 2 September 2021.
    • Successful projects will be announced by the end of 2021.
    • Grant funding may be between $20,000 and $10 million.

    To make things as easy as possible for applicants, the Australian Government is arranging workshops and webinars to assist with the application process.

    To find out more, visit the National Recovery and Resilience Agency Black Summer Grants web page.

    A broad range of recovery and resilience projects can be supported through the grants – from social and community wellbeing projects right through to projects that support the recovery of local economies and built environments.

    This grants program is not available for individuals, partnerships or trusts. To be eligible, you must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following:

    • an entity incorporated in Australia
    • a company limited by guarantee
    • an incorporated association
    • an incorporated not-for-profit organisation
    • an Aboriginal Land Council or indigenous corporation.
  • Building Business Resilience - Webinar Series

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    YOU’RE INVITED!

    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
    When: Aug 19, 2021 12:30 PM
    Topic: How to market your business during uncertainty

    Register in advance for this webinar:
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    Adapt to survive or adapt to thrive. What’s your businesses road out of lockdown?

    Hear practical customer engagement tactics to use in your business. Discover the importance of remaining connected with your customer, how to build trust and remain front of mind.

    In this webinar, we will cover:
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    - How to show up for the right customers at the right time in the right place
    - How to know when to outsource
    - How to brief a digital agency
    - How to drive ROI through digital reporting.

    Can't join live? No problems, register to receive the on-demand recording. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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  • Recovery HUB Temporarily Closed

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    The Shoalhaven Recovery HUB is temporarily closed due to the current Public Health Order restrictions to combat the COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak. The orders are in place across regional NSW until 12:01am Sunday 22 August 2021. Full details available at NSW Public Health Orders.

    During this time, our Outreach Recovery team is here to listen, help and assist with support service referrals that you might need. Please call 4429 5888 Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

  • Emerging Minds - Recovery Resources

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    With recent news and media coverage about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), following on from a difficult bushfire season, it is normal for children and adults to feel overwhelmed and stressed during this time.

    Emerging Minds is dedicated to advancing health and emotional wellbeing of Australia infants, children, adolescents, and their families and is providing resources to support our community

    To view the videos, factsheets, and tips about what you can expect and how you can help children cope during uncertain and challenging times visit the Emerging Minds website.

  • Recovery Newsletter - 5 August 2021

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    This Recovery Newsletter - 5 August 2021 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.


Page last updated: 11 Aug 2022, 10:21 AM