The NSW Government is partnering with the Minderoo Foundation’s Fire Fund to provide more than 100 temporary accommodation pods.
The pods are stand-alone units with built in electricity, water, cooking and ablution facilities. They can accommodate individuals, couples or small families of 3 or 4, and will be available for people to live in for up to 2 years, rent free.
They have been designed particularly with the needs of rural and remote bushfire victims in mind where homes and sheds have been destroyed and no alternative accommodation is available.
The Minderoo Foundation and the NSW Government are working closing with local councils, local recovery staff, charities and the Department of Housing to ensure the pods go to those in most need.
Appliance replacement offer
If you have lost a TV or fridge due to the bushfires in NSW, you may be eligible for a discounted energy-efficient TV or fridge through the NSW Government’s appliance replacement offer.
Free mail redirection
Information for tenants
If you were renting in bushfire-affected areas, and the premises has been damaged or destroyed, visit Fair Trading to find out about your rights and responsibilities with regards to the:
- tenancy agreement
For more extensive information, visit the Tenants' Union Disaster Damage page. Their factsheet is about damage to rented premises that is neither the fault of the landlord nor the tenant.
Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites
Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites is offering 7 nights' free apartment-style accommodation for people who have lost their homes in the bushfires. The apartments have a kitchenette or full kitchen, and most have a laundry facility.
The 'home away from home' offer is to assist those who need to visit metropolitan areas and regional hubs for business appointments, medical support or respite. It is redeemable until 30 June 2020.
Planning changes – DPIE
As a result of the bushfires and in an effort to assist communities recover as quickly as possible, certain changes have been made to planning rules and requirements.
Visit Bushfire recovery for more details.