The Queanbeyan Age
Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council | Assistance measures set to increase

By Cr Tim Overall, Mayor
Updated January 27 2020 - 1:31pm, first published 11:07am
Council assistance measures set to increase
Council assistance measures set to increase

Bushfire assistance: At the January meeting, council agreed to further bushfire assistance measures. The Federal Government has provided $1m bushfire assistance which will be used to offset assistance measures such hire fees at the Braidwood Showground, subsidising private works relating to dam clearing, waste disposal fees, development application and inspection fees and rates rebates. Council will also fit out the recovery centre and arrange repairs to Braidwood evacuation centre and recovery camp at the showground, recruit a fixed-term local bushfire recovery coordinator, recruit a fixed-term economic development officer to work with businesses in affected area, initiate an advertising campaign to help restore local economies in Braidwood and Bungendore, employ a community development officer to engage with community to restore and build resilience in affected communities, provide financial support for local wildlife recovery groups and hold the balance in reserve for unfunded infrastructure repairs. A financial assistance package including subsidies for development fees and inspections and a one-off rates rebate will be placed on public exhibition.

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