Wollondilly Shire Council has welcomed the announcement from Resilience NSW that a Community Recovery Officer will be funded for 12 months.
The officer would help support the community to recover from the 2019/20 bushfires, after Wollondilly was identified as one of the 22 most significantly fire affected Local Government Areas across NSW.
Mayor Matthew Deeth thanked the commonwealth and state government for providing this important Disaster Recovery funding.
"We faced the Covid-19 pandemic so soon after the bushfires, our fire affected residents and businesses didn't have time to recover. This funding ensures that the whole community is supported as we continue on the road to recovery, Cr Deeth said.
The role of the Community Recovery Officer will be to support the community, to identify needs, develop local recovery programs, assist in accessing information and resources and provide leadership and community capacity building.
The position will require working with a range of community and organisational stakeholders to achieve as much community participation in the recovery process as possible, building on the strengths and capacities of the Wollondilly Shire.
Further information about the Community Recovery Officer position will be available on Council's website soon.