Clean-up of bushfire affected properties at no cost to residents

Hawkesbury residents whose properties were affected by bushfire are being urged to take advantage of free clean-up resources provided by the State Government.

Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston said the government would coordinate the clean-up of residential and commercial properties destroyed by bushfires this season at no cost to residents so communities could start rebuilding.

Get help: Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston has urged locals affected by bushfire to take advantage of the government services. Picture: Geoff Jones.

Get help: Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston has urged locals affected by bushfire to take advantage of the government services. Picture: Geoff Jones.

"The clean-up, funding and other bushfire relief initiatives are great news for the people of Hawkesbury impacted by the bushfires," she said in a statement.

"The road to recovery for the Hawkesbury will be long and difficult but I do not doubt the resolve of its people to pull through in these difficult times. I encourage all affected to reach out and use these resources."

The Bushfire Housing Assistance Service can provide support to those temporarily or permanently displaced during the bushfire crisis and the deployment of Bushfire Recovery Clinicians across NSW will help individuals, carers and families receive support for their mental health.

Legal Aid NSW lawyers can give free legal advice to those affected.

The Disaster Welfare Assistance Line is also staffed with counselling support and can be accessed by phone on 1800 018 444.

Impacted owners wanting their property cleared through this program need to call Service NSW on 13 77 88 to register their details and provide consent for access to their land.

Details regarding the appointed contractors and clearing of commercial properties would be announced shortly, Ms Preston's statement said.

Further information is available at: www.service.nsw.gov.au