BUSHFIRE CLEANUP UNDER WAY

The operation to clean-up homes and businesses destroyed and damaged by bushfires across NSW took a major step forward with debris being cleared from Rainbow Flat properties on the North Coast, as well as in the Blue Mountains and Batemans Bay. Continue reading

BLUE MOUNTAINS BUSHFIRE ROUND TABLE WITH MINISTER PAYNE

I joined a Blue Mountains business round table convened by Minister Marise Payne to discuss further Federal (and State) support for businesses impacted by the bush fires. This is a follow up on the Federal Business Package recently announced. The overwhelming messages were support to bring tourists back to the Mountains and interim support for businesses to keep their staff employed as business recovers. Continue reading

ONE STOP SHOP FOR BUSHFIRE ASSISTANCE

Bush fire affected families and businesses can now access all available assistance being offered by local councils, the State Government and Federal Government, through the NSW Government’s new Bush fire Customer Care program. Continue reading

HELP IS AT HAND FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM THE FIRES

I recently spent the day with my federal colleagues as we visited fire impacted areas in the Blue Mountains and spoke at length with local residents and emergency services about the recent bushfires and the recovery plan. Of particular focus was the impacts on local businesses and the recovery process. The feedback from their continuing tour will shape the ongoing national recovery package. Continue reading