New bushfire recovery assistance

The NSW government will oversee the clean-up process for those affected by the recent bushfires, as well as new assistance measures.

The financial cost of the clean-up will be shared on a 50:50 basis between the NSW and Australian Governments, aiming to give people more certainty as the recovery process continues.

The government has also announced those whose homes were destroyed during the fires, will have their rates covered for six months. Similar assistance will also be made available for businesses. Residents and businesses must be registered with Service NSW to access the range of assistance types on offer.

Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill welcomed the announcement but highlighted the need for a quick and efficient implementation.

"These announcements of additional help are applauded, and I know many residents and local businesses will feel the same," Mayor Greenhill said. "The rates relief will provide real and meaningful support."

"Council is continuing to work directly with our community, and we know the importance of getting the support and financial assistance to those who need it quickly, and these measures need to be rolled out without delay. Council will continue to ensure we are implementing every measure we can, and supporting the implementation for the state and federal assistance packages."

Everyone whose property has been impacted can access clean-up assistance, including removal of dangerous trees. To register, click the 'request a call' button at: service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/bushfire-customer-care-service