The Tathra and District Bushfire Recovery Centre and Information Point will transition to the Recovery Support Service (RSS) from Monday, 18 June.
This service is available to anyone who feels they have been impacted by the Tathra and District fires.
Our Recovery and Resilience Officers will offer you one-on-one assistance with your personal and practical needs such as:
The service’s Recovery and Resilience Officers, who are qualified caseworkers, can also offer home visits for greater convenience.
104 Gipps Street, Bega, call the Recovery Hotline on 6499 2475, or email email@example.com.
The Tathra and District Recovery Support Service (TDRSS) was established by Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) in response to the March 2018 bushfire events and funded by the NSW Department of Justice’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM). It was later extended to provide support to those affected by the August-September 2018 Yankees Gap District bushfire.
To evaluate the effectiveness of the TDRSS, BVSC engaged Risk Frontiers, Australia’s longest running natural hazard research centre, to undertake an independent evaluation of the program (Attachments 1 and 2).
The report notes the success of the TDRSS model areas for improvements and its potential to be utilised for future similar disaster events.