Blue Mountains City Council


Mayoral Bushfire Relief Fund

At the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of 27 January 2015, it was resolved:

1. That the Council agrees to establish a perpetual Mayoral Relief Fund for State declared natural disasters and make application to Australian Tax Office; [Minute No. 5]

The Blue Mountains Bushfire Mayoral Relief Fund has assisted Council to provide support to community members directly impacted by the October 2013 bushfires. It provided a central point for donations and the Council established key partnerships with charitable organisations, including Anglicare, the Red Cross and the St Vincent de Paul Society.

The establishment of a perpetual Mayoral Relief Fund will enable the Council to be more responsive and to continue to offer direct support to the community when State declared natural disasters occur.