Bushfire-affected landholders will now have access to their share of up to $209 million to help cover the cost of rebuilding boundary fences which adjoin public lands.
One -off grants of up to $5,000 per kilometre are now available for the purchase of materials to rebuild existing fences adjoining public lands damaged by the summer fires.
Find out more information about the Supporting our neighbours program. Eligible landholders can apply for the program online at the LLS website, by expressing their interest for a callback service via one of the 11 regional LLS Facebook pages or by calling 1300 778 080.
In a bush fire emergency, NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) works with Local Land Services (LLS) to support the NSW Rural Fire Service to:
Being prepared is a key to minimising the impacts of fire on your property, your family and your animals.
In an emergency, call 000
Primary producers should report flood-related damage including stock and fodder losses, damage to crops, pastures, fencing and other farm infrastructure through the Natural Disaster Damage Survey. This will ensure we understand the severity and regional distribution of the damage and can target resources and assistance in the appropriate areas
Natural disaster assistance is available to help communities and individuals directly affected by flood, fire, storm damage or any other declared natural disaster. To support relief and recovery following a declared natural disaster a range of measures are made available by the NSW Government.
The Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) provides a range of financial assistance and support during a natural disaster, including the following grants and loans.
Call the Rural Assistance Authority: 1800 678 593
The impact of fires, floods and other natural disasters can affect primary producers beyond their own resilience levels, requiring assistance to recover personally and financially.
NSW DPI and LLS coordinate and provide recovery assistance and advice to landholders, primary producers, commercial fishers and other industries impacted by a natural disaster event.
A quick guide to natural disaster recovery assistance for primary producers is available, providing high level information on recovery for affected landholders. Technical information and guidance on recovery management decisions can be found below.
The potential for soil erosion after a bushfire can be severe due to the destruction of ground cover and the litter layer. Learn more about Soil erosion and sediment control in fire affected plantations.
Following a bushfire, there could be dangers to people and animals from various hazards. Find information on managing health and safety risks after a fire.
For advice on on animal, pastures and cropping advice or local recovery activities contact Local Land Services.
The Rural Recovery Support Service is managed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and funded by Resilience NSW, to provide assistance to rural landholders and primary producers who have been impacted by the recent bushfires. This service employs Recovery Officers who are a single point of contact for your recovery needs, providing information and referrals to support your recovery journey.
Find your nearest Recovery Officer or contact:
Phone: 0437 497 555
The Rural Resilience team works with primary producers across regional and remote NSW to build personal and family resilience, which is an essential tool to withstand the challenges of rural life and farm based businesses.
For further information or contact details of local Rural Resilience staff, visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/rrp
Our Youtube playlist contains bushfire recovery information on:
The Australian National University has developed a free Community Trauma Toolkit containing resources to help support adults and children before, during and after bushfires.
For information about rural health and wellbeing and mental health resources visit www.crrmh.com.au
In an emergency, call 000
An extensive list of health and wellbeing support and contacts during a natural disaster is available on DroughtHub.