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Clean-up process

It may not be safe to enter your property at present. Please do not enter until it has been assessed as safe and you have been given permission to do so. There may be asbestos present or dangerous structures that could collapse and cause serious injury.

Bushfire recovery clean-up

The NSW Government and the Commonwealth are jointly covering the clean-up costs of residential and eligible commercial properties destroyed in the NSW bushfires since 1 July 2019.

Laing O’Rourke Australia has been appointed as the managing contractor, responsible for managing the clean-up of properties across NSW, working with Public Works Advisory (PWA).

Qualified local contractors and suppliers will be engaged, where possible, to deliver clean-up services to ensure the clean-up operation maximises local knowledge and expertise and assists local economic recovery.

Delivering these services means impacted property owners will not have to pay for debris, including potentially hazardous materials, to be removed and disposed of.

Please take the following steps:

Register your details with Service NSW online:

Register as soon as possible as Public Works Advisory and Laing 0'Rourke staff will begin contacting registered property owners from early February to begin planning. They will pre-arrange any household visits and will not turn up unannounced or demand payment.

  • Demolition of non-heritage listed properties is classified as Exempt and Complying Development which means development approval is not required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Clean-up Eligibility and Scope


Clean-up Contractor and Subcontracting




Waste Management


Asbestos Contamination



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