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Local Community Recovery

 

 

 

 


WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY RECOVERY WEBSITE 

Council’s website will host all the information relating to recovery matters and activities to assist you to find the support services you need: Recovery Management arrangements; Property Matters; Financial Help & Grants; Support Services; Community News; Business recovery; Bushfire Preparedness; Ways to Have Your Say; Contact details.

Please use the menu options on the left hand side of the page and be sure to scroll down each webpage so that you don't miss any information.

 

You are encouraged to have a look through the Recovery webpages regularly. We will alert you to any major changes to information as well as events and opportunities in the Recovery eNewsletter.

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, or you would like to make a suggestion for useful information that could be added to this site, please let us know by contacting recoverycomms@bmcc.nsw.gov.au  or phone Council’s Call Centre on 4780 5000.

Have Your Say on Community Recovery

The Community Recovery Have Your Say is an online tool for the bushfire affected and broader community to engage with the Recovery Team and the Recovery Community Reference Group to interact and discuss recovery issues that invite community input.

www.bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/communityrecovery

The Community Recovery Have Your Say forum is not intended to replace or repeat the Recovery website which has a wide range of information available for bushfire affected residents. This forum complements the website.

Current consultations seek community views on current recovery issues and ideas for the for suitable grant funded projects to assist either social or economic recovery. A quick survey on your views for future Recovery eNewsletters is also provided. 

Message from the Mayor & General Manager:

As you may be aware, Blue Mountains City Council is now leading and managing the local, community recovery, in partnership with government agencies and community organisations. In recent weeks, Council has been working through the process of transitioning the Recovery from its early phase, managed by the NSW Ministry for Police and Emergency Services, in preparation for the ongoing, local community led Recovery.

Council's focus has been the priority tasks of establishing the recovery management structure and a Community Reference Group, developing a Recovery Action Plan to guide our ongoing efforts to assist the community to rebuild and recover over coming weeks, months and years, along with setting up the essential Recovery Communications with bushfire affected residents, businesses and communities.

The handover of Recovery responsibilities is complex and Council has taken considerable care to ensure the necessary support and services are in place to assist bushfire affected residents and the Blue Mountains community.
We recognise that it has been some weeks since regular information updates on recovery matters has been provided. Council appreciates your patience during the transition period.

Council, with the assistance of NSW Government funding, has established a small Recovery Team to assist the communities of the Blue Mountains with the recovery process.  This team will be responsible for coordinating activities related to recovery which will include social and wellbeing, economic and environmental actions.

The Blue Mountains is lucky to have a wide range of local support agencies, many of which are volunteer-based, who will continue to make an important contribution to the recovery efforts. The support of these agencies will ensure that we not only deal with the current issues at hand, but also prepare for possible emergency events in the future. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to the community recovery so far.

While there are many positive signs of community recovery in recent months, notably the rebuild activity underway, Blue Mountains City Council, along with supporting agencies and organisations, appreciate the road to recovery is a long one. We encourage you to make use of the many support services available and the different opportunities to stay informed, and contribute to, local recovery matters.

We are here to support you every step of the way.

Cr Mark Greenhill, Mayor and Robert Greenwood, General Manager