FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR BUSHFIRE CLEAN UP IN OUR REGION
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the commitment of $25 million in NSW Government funding to help with the clean-up costs of the recent bushfires which have devastated much of NSW.
Mr Anderson said the impacts of the recent bushfires that have devastated areas east of Walcha, around Nowendoc, Yarrowitch and the Moonbi Hills for example, have been felt particularly hard in our region.
“After seeing and hearing the amazing actions of our community during this period,
I cannot express how proud I am to be the representative of this amazing electorate during these trying times.
“It is now time for the Government to do our part, which is why the NSW Nationals in Government are providing disaster recovery relief to help residents of get back on their feet as soon as possible.
“The funding will help pay for the clean-up 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.
“The Government will also waive waste levy fees for residents disposing of bushfire-generated waste at nominated facilities saving households thousands of dollars. Building materials and any other bushfire generated waste is included,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Deputy Premier and Leader of the NSW Nationals John Barilaro said this funding will go a long way in terms of helping bushfire affected regions recover from the damage caused by the recent blazes.
“Regional NSW 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,” Mr Barilaro said.
Visit https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/news/news/2019/waste-levy-waived-in-bushfire-natural-disaster-areas for more information. The exemption of waste levy fees applies until 29 February 2020 on debris and waste created by these bushfires.