Mayors Relief Fund provides more help to Wollondilly residents

Now that the Green Wattle Creek blaze is contained residents are fully focussed on rebuilding their homes.

The Mayor's Relief Fund has helped to raise money for fire-affect shire residents.

Under round two of the fund an additional $86,697 has been distributed amongst 26 local families to provide them with bushfire recovery assistance.

The relief fund has now provided a total of 135 local families with financial support of close to $178,000.

The fund has enabled residents to replace whitegoods, remove dangerous trees, replace water tanks and purchase water and feed for livestock.

Wollondilly mayor Matthew Deeth said every dollar donated would go directly to residents in need.

"Thanks to the generosity of our community, business and industry the fund has been able to assist numerous families in need as a result of fire activity in our area," he said.

"This is about getting the funds into the hands of those that need it the most, as quickly as possible so they can get back on their feet.

"I would encourage community and charitable organisations that can provide services and support to residents who are recovering from the bushfire event to apply for financial support now."

Visit wollondilly.nsw.gov.au to apply for assistance through the fund.