Bushfire Recovery Guide available for Hawkesbury community

Hawkesbury City Council has published a Bushfire Recovery Guide to help community members quickly and easily find out the best points of contact for bushfire recovery enquiries.

The Guide is available on Council's website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and has also been made available in hardcopy to residents in various parts of the Hawkesbury including St Albans, Kurrajong Heights. Colo Heights, Kurrajong, Bowen Mountain and Bilpin. Hard copies were made available at Council's Bushfire Recovery community meetings which were held at St Albans and Bilpin this week. The document was created based on discussions at the Colo Heights community meeting which was held in December 2019.

Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert; State Member for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston; President of Kurrajong North Richmond Rotary, Paul Rogers; Federal Member for Hawkesbury, Susan Templeman; Windsor Rotary Past President, Barry Kennedy; and Captain St Albans Rural Fire Brigade, Lily Stepanovich. Picture: Supplied

Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert; State Member for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston; President of Kurrajong North Richmond Rotary, Paul Rogers; Federal Member for Hawkesbury, Susan Templeman; Windsor Rotary Past President, Barry Kennedy; and Captain St Albans Rural Fire Brigade, Lily Stepanovich. Picture: Supplied

The Bushfire Recovery Guide includes contacts, information and the responsible organisations for donations, appeals and volunteering, disaster welfare assistance, Federal Government assistance and disaster recovery payments, emergency housing, mental health assistance, animal welfare, domestic and green waste and more.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert hopes the Bushfire Recovery Guide will help residents to find the contacts and information they need during this time.

"We want our community members to know that we are here to help and support you and, as part of this, we have collated these important contacts in one document, which we will update regularly as required. If you have further questions or suggestions for us to include, we are listening and ready to help," the Mayor said.

The Bushfire Recovery Guide has been created by Council to be used as a communal knowledge tool for contact numbers and assistance points for our community. This is a living document that will be regularly updated on Council's website. For more information, contact Council's Customer Service team on 4560 4444.

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