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Mayoral Relief Fund

Mayoral Relief Fund


Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has launched a Mayoral Relief Fund set up by Council to assist residents of the Wingecarribee Shire that have been directly impacted by the bushfires. 


The Green Wattle Creek and Morton fires have caused significant damage to a number of our Shire’s communities. 


“Although emergency services teams are still onsite counting the losses, we’re bracing for the reality that dozens of structures may be lost,” the Mayor said.


“It’s going to take a long time to recovery from this disaster and I know a lot of people want to assist those residents impacted and help them return to some semblance of normality as soon as possible."


“On behalf of my fellow Councillors and all the staff of Council I would like to extend a huge thank you to all our firefighters and everyone helping with the ongoing efforts to protect our community,” the Mayor added.


Now is the time to look after each other and a donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated.



Donations


Donations can be made online through a dedicated account organised via the National Australia Bank (NAB) at:


Account name: MAYORAL RELIEF FUND
BSB: 082 135
Account number: 20 118 3392


Donations can also be made in person at any branch of the NAB with the above mentioned details or in person at Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre located in the Moss Vale Civic Centre.


Fire Aid 2020


Fire aid 2020 will also raise funds to be distributed to the Wingecarribee Mayoral Relief fund and to the RFS Southern Highlands team, supporting services dramatically impacted by the Southern Highlands bushfires.



Accessing the Mayoral Relief Funds


Residents directly impacted by the recent bushfires can apply for assistance from the Mayoral Relief Fund.


A donation of $500 for a household or $250 for an individual may be applied for by downloading and completing the form below:


Application Form - Mayoral Relief Fund


Applicants must be residents of the Wingecarribee Shire and identification may be required.


For further information please call the Wingecarribee Shire Bushfire Recovery Hotline on 1800 316 500 or email mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.



Other Financial Assistance


Residents are reminded of the following additional financial assistance avenues:


  • The NSW Government Office of Emergency Management is coordinating donations of $1000 per adult and $400 per child.Phone the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444 between 8.30am and 4.30pm or visit www.emergency.nsw.gov.au for more information.
  • The Australian Red Cross are offering $2000 assistance grants per household to bush fire affected residents. Phone 1800 268 772 or visit the Redcross Website.

A comprehensive directory of available grants for individuals impacted by the bushfires can be found on GrantsHub by clicking on the following link: 
View bushfire grants available


Additional information on disaster assistance advice including housing assistance, cleaning up, insurance queries, animal welfare, legal assistance, replacement of personal documents, counselling and mental health support services is available by clicking on the link below:


additional information & FURTHER assistance


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Last Updated: January 17th, 2020
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