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  • Free plants for bushfire affected properties

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    by MadeleineHinchy,
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    The Hawkesbury City Council Community Nursery is providing 10 free plants to our bushfire affected communities.

    The Nursery is offering the local plants to households to replace the native vegetation on properties that have been fire affected.



    If you are eligible to receive a selection of ground cover, shrubs and trees suitable for your property location, you will need to;

    1. Call Customer Service on 4560 4444 to register your details
    2. Nominate either a Wednesday or Saturday to collect the plants from the Hawkesbury Community Nursery, located at 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave.
    This offer will be available until Saturday, 18 April 2020.

  • NSW Bushfire Clean-Up Schedule from Laing O'Rourke

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    by MadeleineHinchy,

    Laing O'Rourke has launched a new information hub to provide regular updates and additional information regarding the works schedule for the bushfire clean up.

    The NSW Government and the Federal Government are covering the full cost of cleaning up eligible properties that have been destroyed by bushfires in the Hawkesbury, and other areas of NSW, since 1 July 2019.

    Laing O’Rourke Australia has been appointed to lead this clean-up.

    Their crews have been in the Bilpin and Colo areas since late-February. According to the schedule updated on 12 March 2020, clean-up works are currently scheduled to commence in Bilpin within the next fortnight (pending factors such as weather and ease of access to properties).

    Follow this link to the hub to see the latest schedule for clean-up: https://cleanup.lnbr.com.au/

    It is important to note that Laing O’Rourke will always arrange household visits in advance and will not turn up unannounced or demand payment.
  • Register for bushfire recovery assistance with Service NSW

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    by MadeleineHinchy,
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    If you have been affected by the recent bushfires make sure you register your details with Service NSW.

    If you have been impacted by the disaster, register via the Service NSW Disaster Assistance Finder.

    The Disaster Assistance Finder can help you find relevant support. Just click through 6 simple questions,
    it will give you a personalised list of available programs and services. You can then apply for the support you need.

    If you need help to clean-up your property, register here: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-opt-nsw-bushfire-clean

    If you need assistance, call the Service NSW Hotline on 137 788 or Hawkesbury City Council on 4560 4444

  • Bushfire recovery clean-up: Call for contractors

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    by MadeleineHinchy,

    Laing O'Rourke is looking for qualified contractors/suppliers interested in working with them to complete the bushfire clean-up.

    They have been appointed by the government to coordinate the bushfire clean-up. They’ll be cleaning up eligible residential and commercial properties.


    To provide much-needed stimulus to local economies, Laing O’Rourke is seeking to engage local suppliers and subcontractors to work with them.

    The clean-up may involve:
    • Removal of known hazardous materials, including asbestos
    • Removal of materials destroyed by bushfire and hazardous trees near a destroyed or damaged primary residence or place of business with consent of building owners, removal of concrete slab foundations.

    If you are a local business in an affected area, that has capability and capacity to provide goods and/or services to the clean-up, register here.

    Bushfire impacted property owners who would like their property cleared need to opt-in for clean-up so that your property can be assessed for eligibility.

    Register at Service NSW or call 13 77 88.