New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro
Nationals In Government Deliver Assistance For Bushfire Disaster Cleanup
Victor P Taffa
New South Wales Nationals in Government is providing disaster recovery relief to help bushfire affected communities get back on their feet as soon as possible.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales John Barilaro along with Premier Gladys Berejiklian have committed up to $25 Million to facilitate the cleanup of homes and properties damaged and destroyed by the recent fires.
“Regional New South Wales is going through an incredibly difficult time with the drought biting hard and ferocious bushfires across the state and this funding is an important step towards helping communities get back on their feet.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.
“Homes and lives have been destroyed and this Government will do everything we can to help regional families rebuild and recover for the long run.”
Deputy Premier Barilaro said the funding will help pay for the cleanup of hazardous materials including the removal of asbestos-contaminated material released as a result of the bushfires, concrete slabs and all dangerous debris including destroyed homes and trees.
“Regional New South Wales is going through an incredibly difficult time with the drought biting hard and ferocious bushfires across the state and this funding is an important step towards helping communities get back on their feet.” Deputy Premier John Barilaro said.
New South Wales Government will also waive waste levy fees for residents disposing of bushfire-generated waste at nominated facilities saving households thousands of dollars. Building materials, furniture and any other bushfire-generated waste is included.
New South Wales Government will be part of the disaster recovery for the long term and more support will be made available as the extent of the damage becomes clear.
Next step in disaster recovery will involve additional funding for rebuilding and repairing infrastructure but the true of extent of the damage won’t be known until it is safe to enter all affected areas.
New South Wales Rainfall Map Week Ending 5 May 2019 (Which has since got worse)