Information sessions to put business on path of recovery

Picture: Sarah Falson
Picture: Sarah Falson

A pair of public information sessions will be held in coming weeks to help connect business owners and operators recovering from the devastating March flooding with government and community agencies offering assistance.

The sessions will be held at Pitt Town and District Sports Club, 139 Old Pitt Town Road on Thursday, May 25 and Wednesday, June 9, each running from between 6pm and 8pm.

Attendees will be able to access support, information and advice on disaster recovery grants, the Centrelink assistance package, technical agricultural and-or sector-specific updates, flood clean-up and riverbank remediation details, financial management and insurance issues and mental health support.

Government and community representatives available include: Hawkesbury City Council, Sevice NSW, Resilience NSW, Services Australia, Local Land Services, Department of Primary Industries and Rural Assistance Authority, Councils and Public Works Advistory, Environmental Protection Authority, Rural Financial Counselling Service, Insurance Council of Australia and the Australian Red Cross.

There is no need to register to attend, but visitors should be aware the venue wil be COVID-safe and health orders may be in place to support physical distancing and the wearing of masks.

Visit health.nsw.gov.au for public health orders at the time of the information session you wish to attend.

If you can not make the sessions, call Service NSW on 13 77 88 to speak with a business concierge about the specific flood recovery support available.

For more details about the sessions call Resilience NSW on 9212 9200.