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Bushfire recovery clean-up

Port Macquarie bushfire

While COVID-19 has introduced some new challenges to bushfire recovery, we, along with the relevant State Government and support agencies, are determined to maintain momentum in the delivery of help to our community in clean up and rebuilding activities following the November 2019 fires.

Precautions including physical distancing and restrictions on large gatherings have seen us change the way we are communicating and interacting with impacted residents, however, it has not lessened the priority we place on supporting your recovery.

Most recently, our staff have been making contact with impacted residents not currently registered for clean-up with Service NSW.

Anyone interested in registering should visit

Both insured and uninsured properties used for residential, small business or primary production are eligible for this clean-up program which may include:

  • removal of known hazardous materials including asbestos
  • removal of materials destroyed by bushfire and hazardous trees near the destroyed or damaged primary residence or business premises
  • removal of damaged driveways that could impact on the safety of the clean-up
  • with the consent of building owners, removal of concrete slab foundations

Local Recovery Officer Contact

Julie King | Recovery Officer
Fire Recovery Program - Mid Coast
NSW Department of Primary Industries
98 Victoria St Taree NSW 2440
Mob 0417 483 339 | Email


Read the  Bushfire recovery clean-up factsheet (PDF, 111KB) provided by NSW Government for more information on the clean-up process. 

Read the  Frequently Asked Questions on bushfire recovery property clearing (PDF, 106KB) provided by the NSW Government. 


This page was last updated on: 30 April 2020