Following the unprecedented 2019-20 bushfires, the Department of Regional NSW undertook a review of the REDS for 22 FERs that were most affected by the bushfires to identify economic impacts, how strategic priorities in each REDS have been affected and key levers and focus areas for economic recovery. This has resulted in 22 REDS Bushfire Addenda for those bushfire affected FERs with revised priorities for economic recovery and development. The Bushfire Addenda were developed in consultation with local communities, industries and local government to reflect localised needs.
The Bushfire Addenda accompany the REDS for those 22 bushfire affected FERs. They do not replace the REDS. REDS and Bushfire Addenda will be used to guide funding for local economic recovery.