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Council to host Bush Fire Community Recovery Meetings

13 February, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council will host two Bush Fire Community Recovery Meetings on Thursday 20 February and Monday 24 February for residents of the Shire’s northern and southern bush fire affected villages.

The meetings will feature an update from the Regional Recovery Coordinator, Dick Adams, and speakers from key government agencies including Service NSW and Disaster Welfare Services.

Both residential and small business issues will be included in the presentations.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for the speakers to hear the concerns of residents and for attendees to learn the latest recovery information.

Council staff will also be on hand to talk about ongoing clean-up activities, infrastructure repairs and funding assistance available.

  • The southern villages Community Recovery Meeting will be held at the Wingello Community Hall on Thursday 20 February 2020 from 6pm to 7pm.
  • The northern villages Community Recovery Meeting will be held at the Balmoral Village Hall on Monday 24 February 2020 from 6pm to 7pm.

Government agency representatives and staff of Council will be onsite from 4pm at the southern villages Community Recovery Meeting to discuss individual circumstances with fire affected residents.

Similarly, a Community Recovery Hub operates every Wednesday and Sunday at the Balmoral Village Hall.

Both Bush Fire Community Recovery Meetings will be live-streamed on Council’s Facebook page for residents unable to attend in person.

These preliminary meetings will focus on the initial steps in the recovery process.  Further meetings will be held in the months ahead.

A free sausage sizzle will be available prior to the start of both Recovery Meetings.

The Wingello Community Hall is located at 65 Railway Parade in Wingello.

The Balmoral Village Hall is located on Wilson Drive in Balmoral.

For more information on either Bush Fire Community Recovery Meetings phone Council’s Bush Fire Recovery Hotline on 1800 316 500.