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Carwoola Bushfire Appeal providing support for affected residents

The Carwoola Bushfire Appeal closes at the end of May. Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council thanks residents, businesses and community groups for their contributions to the Appeal.

“The Appeal has raised over $192,000 which demonstrates the caring and committed support from across the region for victims of the bushfire,” said Max Shanahan, Chair of the Appeal Panel.

“The Appeal Panel has so far distributed $72,500 to bushfire victims and earmarked a further $31,500 for immediate needs.”

The Appeal was initially used to provide $1000 grants to families who were displaced from their homes, with further $5000 grants provided to assist them in the re-establishment of their new households.

The Panel recently met with members of the Carwoola Community Liaison Group who will act as a point of liaison for the affected community.

The most recent Panel meeting agreed that restoration of fencing, identification and lopping of affected trees and addressing resulting erosion and weed growth were priorities.

As residents continue with the process of rebuilding and finalising their insurance claims, different needs may emerge, which will direct the distribution of the remaining funds.