The funding will help pay for the cleanup of hazardous materials. This includes the removal of asbestos-contaminated material released as a result of the bushfires, concrete slabs and all dangerous debris including destroyed homes and trees.
Waste levy fees will also be waived for residents disposing of bushfire generated waste at nominated facilities. Building materials, furniture and any other bushfire generated waste is included.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said the NSW Government will be part of the disaster recovery for the long term and more support will be made available as the extent of the damage becomes clear.
The next step in disaster recovery will involve additional funding for rebuilding and repairing infrastructure. The true extent of the damage won’t be known until it is safe to enter all affected areas.