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Uniting to Assist Bush Fire Recovery Efforts

For immediate release

16 January 2020

Strathfield Council has joined forces with the Office of Local Government (OLG) and other metro councils in bush fire recovery efforts.

In the wake of the ongoing bushfire crisis, a “councils helping councils” resource sharing initiative called the Local Government Bushfire Recovery Support Group has been established. Several meetings have already taken place with metro councils across Sydney offering support.

Strathfield Council will provide in kind resources to the value of $200,000 over the course of 6 weeks to assist the Local Government Bushfire Recovery Support Group. In addition to heavy plant equipment, the offered recovery services are in the form of waste collection, work health and safety, recovery coordination and damage assessment.

Skilled staff in Council’s parks, engineering, land survey, works inspection and environmental health teams have answered the call and are ready to provide on the ground assistance anywhere in the state of NSW where their knowledge and expertise is required.

The recent bush fires have devastated these communities. Council is determined to provide every assistance possible to enable a swift recovery.

More detailed information will be released as it becomes available.

ENDS

For media enquiries, please contact:

Naomi Searle

Strathfield Council

9748 9992 or 0437 669 207

naomi.searle@strathfield.nsw.gov.au

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