Photo: Robert Walwyn took this photo at Bells Line of Road, Bilpin, after the bushfires. He sold the print for $500 and then donated the money to the Blue Mountains Bushfire Mayoral Relief Fund.
Approximately $4.4 billion has been committed to the bushfire response, recovery and preparedness efforts in NSW, including $3 billion from the NSW Government.
As part of this, the Department of Regional NSW is rolling out targeted initiatives and investments to support recovery, generate jobs, and build more resilient communities and industries in the regions most impacted by the devastating 2019/20 bushfires.
The three key programs we are delivering in partnership with Resilience NSW are:
- The Bushfire Local Economic Recovery (BLER) Package – more than $500 million co-funded with the Commonwealth government
- Bushfire Industry Recovery Package (BIRP) - Supply Chain Support Grants – $65.8 million and Sector Development Grants – $72.3 million co-funded with the Commonwealth government under the BLER Package.
- Bushfire Community Resilience and Recovery Fund – Phase 1 – more than $7.5 million co-funded with the Commonwealth government
The Department of Regional NSW and Public Works Advisory also coordinated the Bushfire Clean-up Program; clearing over 3,600 properties.
More than 600 grants funded and more to come...
The interactive map below shows the diverse community, infrastructure and industry projects already being supported by the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery (BLER) Package, Bushfire Industry Recovery Package and Bushfire Community Resilience and Recovery Fund.
The Local Hall Rebuilding project, delivered by Resilience NSW, supports the rebuilding of multiple halls across NSW.
The map includes programs such as: