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 11 August 2022

  • 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

  • Community Digital Support Drop-in Day

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    Are you confident with digital technology?

    Do you know how to access services online or via your mobile phone?

    If not, drop into the ShoalhavenRecovery Centre and get personalised free help from experienced digital mentors who will walk you through navigating your digital device step by step at your own pace

    Where: The Shoalhaven Recovery Hub, 81B Princess Highway, Ulladulla

    When: Thursday, 26 May 2022

    Drop-in time: 11am to 2pm

    For more information, call 0401 863 367.

  • Service NSW Returns to Shoalhaven

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    Service NSW is returning to Shoalhaven in June 2022.

    The dedicated Service NSW team will be on board to provide support across a broad range of services, including:

    • Roads & Maritime Services (including licence and registration renewals and applications).
    • Processing of NSW Fitness to Drive Medical Assessments and Mobility Parking Applications.
    • Processing of RSA and RCG cards.
    • Undertaking Driver Knowledge Tests.
    • Births, Deaths and Marriages (including birth, marriage, death and change of name certificates).
    • Application and Renewal of Working with Children Checks on behalf of Office of Children’s Guardian.

    Sanctuary Point
    Where: The Country Club, 11 Paradise Beach Road
    When: Thursday, 2 June 2022
    Time: 10am to 3pm

    Kangaroo Valley
    Where: Nostalgia Factory Car Park, 167 Moss Vale Road
    When: Monday, 6 June 2022
    Time: 9am to 12am

    Berry
    Where: Behind IGA, Albert Street
    When: Tuesday, 7 June 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Shoalhaven Heads
    Where: Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club, 76 Shoalhaven Heads Road
    When: Wednesday, 8 June 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Vincentia
    Where: Burton Street Car Park
    When: Thursday, 9 June 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Sussex Inlet
    Where: Neighbourhood Centre, Corner of Jacobson Drive and Nielson Road
    When: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Sanctuary Point
    Where: The Country Club, 11 Paradise Beach Road
    When: Thursday, 23 June 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.

  • Wholesome Collective Comes to Shoalhaven

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    The Wholesome Collective is a free, fun and informative cooking demonstration, that will help you plan and prepare nutritious, healthy and tasty meals on a budget that will improve long-term health for you and your family.

    You are invited to a free fun cooking demonstration with a difference and dinner on us.

    Where: Neriga Community Hall, Nerriga Road, Neriga
    When:
    Tuesday, 17 May 2022
    Time:
    6pm to 8pm
    Cost:
    Free (dinner included)
    Register Online: www.trybooking.com/BZAF

    Where: Conjola Community Centre, Lake Conjola Entrance Road, Lake Conjola
    When:
    Wednesday, 18 May 2022
    Time:
    6pm to 8pm
    Cost:
    Free (dinner included)
    Register Online:
    www.trybooking.com/BZAEN

    Where: Bay and Basin Community Resource Centre, 16 Sanctuary Point Road, Sanctuary Point
    When:
    Thursday, 19 May 2022
    Time:
    6pm to 8pm
    Cost:
    Free (dinner included)
    Register Online: www.trybooking.com/BZAEU

    Where: Sussex Inlet RSL Sub-Branch Hall, 18 Nelson Road, Sussex Inlet
    When:
    Friday, 20 May 2022
    Time:
    6pm to 8pm
    Cost:
    Free (dinner included)
    Register Online: www.trybooking.com/BZADV

    For more information, please contact Alisdair Stratton on 0401 863 367 and please indicate any dietary requirements.

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