As the Bees Nest bushfire still rages out of control, close to 70,000 hectares are burning, continuing to threaten families, homes and livestock on the Dorrigo plateau, all our local residents, businesses and organisations, as well as many more wonderful people from further afield, are pulling together in this devastating emergency.
Here at Pacific Legal & Conveyancing, our skills and talents mean we can help you with bushfire related matters including free legal advice on insurance, disaster relief, applications, filling out the paperwork and assist you on the road to recovery. This is our contribution to the local disaster effort from a legal point of view.
We’re also on the ground, checking the wind direction every half hour, monitoring latest fire reports, protecting our properties and those of our loved ones, and dropping off goods to the local evacuation centre! The main thing to do is to stay safe and listen to the directions from the firies who are working so hard to slow the fire down and contain it.
The bushfire has now been declared a natural disaster in the Armidale, Clarence Valley, Glen Innes, Inverell, Tenterfield, Uralla and Walcha LGA’s by the NSW Government and the Rural Assistance Authority has applications for relief assistance for primary producers, small business, non profit organisations, sporting and recreation clubs for loans and transport subsidies. More information can be found HERE
This is also relief available from the Government through their Disaster Assist initiative which includes;
- Personal hardship and distress assistance
- Counter disaster operations
- Restoration of essential public assets
- Concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations
- Freight subsidies
- Grants to non-profit organisations
For information about Disaster Assist please click HERE
Drop in to 65 Hickory Street Dorrigo or call us on 02 6657 2113 if you need a helping hand