Bushfire Recovery Shoalhaven

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This page aims to support our community through the recovery phase of the impacts from the recent bushfires and to prepare us for the next emergency/bushfire season.

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.

You can call Council's 4429 5888 helpline dedicated to bushfire recovery assistance, during business hours.

Recovery services can also be accessed

This page aims to support our community through the recovery phase of the impacts from the recent bushfires and to prepare us for the next emergency/bushfire season.

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.

You can call Council's 4429 5888 helpline dedicated to bushfire recovery assistance, during business hours.

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 clean up program.

Updated 14 September 2020

  • Bushfire Recovery FREE Courses - TAFE Nowra Campus

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    23 March, 2020
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    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

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    19 March, 2020
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    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 latest issue 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

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    16 March, 2020
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    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

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    01 September, 2020
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    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.
  • Immediate Assistance Grants

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    16 March, 2020
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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.

  • Post Bushfire Erosion Control Workshops - Postponed

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    01 September, 2020
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    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.

  • Free Green Waste Disposal Extended

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    01 September, 2020
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    Shoalhaven City Council has extended free green waste tipping for residents until close of business Thursday 30 April 2020.

    Green garden waste materials under 150mm in diameter can be disposed of for free to help with the cleaned up and removal of debris in the Shoalhaven.

    Council are also asking NSW State Government for continued financial support for green waste tipping as a result of the bushfires.

    For a list of Council’s waste depots and their operating hours, visit the Recycling and Waste Depots website.


  • Ulladulla Disaster Recovery Centre - Changed Opening Hours

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    01 September, 2020
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    From Monday 16 March 2020, the Ulladulla Disaster Recovery Centre adjusts its opening hours as follows:

    Ulladulla Disaster Recovery Centre
    Ulladulla Civic Centre
    81B Princes Highway, Ulladulla NSW

    Thursday and Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    The recovery centre is transitioning to a more localised recovery assistance points (Hubs).

    Local Service Providers and State Agencies are continuing to provide advise on finances, mental health and wellbeing and small business support. Additional resources are also available to help with the recovery phase.

    The first Mobile Recovery Hubs are being 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.

    • 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.
  • Recovery Newsletter 13 March 2020

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    12 March, 2020
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    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 - 13 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.
  • Red Tape Cut for Bushfire Affected Small Businesses

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    11 March, 2020
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    11 March 2020

    The Morrison Government has announced a new $10,000 grant and simplified access to existing loans and other services for small businesses impacted by recent bushfires.

    The Bushfire Affected Small Business Rebuild package will ensure small businesses devastated by the recent bushfires receive immediate support tailored to their individual circumstances.

    For more information visit the Service NSW website.