Bushfire appeal fund moves to Stage 2

A tree near Kianinny Bay after the March 18 bushfire. Picture: Alasdair McDonald
A tree near Kianinny Bay after the March 18 bushfire. Picture: Alasdair McDonald

With Stage 1 of Bega Valley Shire Council’s Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund now complete, the committee has moved directly onto Stage 2.

Mayor Kristy McBain said the committee is very happy with the efficiency of the initial allocation.

“The appeal fund is now nearing $1.3 million and we are very focussed on ensuring the money goes out in a timely manner to meet urgent needs,” Cr McBain said.

Anyone who believes they are eligible for Stage 2 and have not been contacted by Friday, July 6 is encouraged to phone (02) 6499 2182, or email MayoralAppealFund@begavalley.nsw.gov.au

“Stage 2 aims to provide support to those whose homes have been lost or significantly damaged - this includes second residences such as rental properties and holiday homes,” council said. 

“Eligible residents will be contacted directly by the distribution committee and provided with the necessary application information. A distribution matrix has been developed by the committee, which will determine the amounts distributed to each household.”

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