Council sets up Mayoral Relief Fund as Wollondilly faces fire threat

Wollondilly Council has set up a Mayoral Relief Fund to provide some assistance to residents who may be impacted by bush fire.

The fund will assist Wollondilly residents who may be impacted by the 2019/20 Fire Season and support local recovery.

It has been a challenging week for Wollondilly residents, with the Green Wattle Creek Fire spreading from the Burragorang Valley and threatening properties in the northern end of the Shire including Nattai, Oakdale and Werombi.

Mayor Matthew Deeth said the fund would be used to help people in need.

"We acknowledge that this will be a long fire season and we want to support those who need our help during these stressful times," he said.

"Council would like to extend a huge thank you to all our firefighters and everyone volunteering to protect our community.

"The RFS and emergency services are our community's first line of defence and we are incredibly grateful for their protection.

"We are a resilient community that unites together during emergencies and it has been great to see people working so well together and getting behind our firefighters."

Locals can donate to the Mayoral Relief Fund in person, at the Wollondilly Council administration building in Picton, at your local NAB Branch or online at: wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/resident-services/emergencyinformation/2019-fire-event.