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Temporary Accommodation

Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessments for planning or building permits

Bushfire Safety Consulting has been engaged by the State Government to prepare a BAL Contour Map of residential properties within the gazetted town site boundary of Yarloop. When the work is complete, the assessment will be available through the Shire of Harvey at no cost for residents seeking to rebuild. This means landowners do not need to organise an individual BAL assessment for their property unless they wish to.  For more information, contact  Shire of Harvey's Principal Building Surveyor on 9729 0330.

Boundary Repegging

The State Government has arranged to re-peg the boundaries of fire damaged residential properties in Yarloop, and surrounding areas in the Shires of Harvey and Waroona, where boundary fencing and pegs have been destroyed by the fire or clean-up operations and boundaries are no longer defined. 

Rene Baur will call on the services as needed. Inspections will identify which properties require the service. If you have any queries, please call Drew at the Yarloop office on 0427 995 006.

Bushfire Relief Payments

Affected residents whose principal private residence was destroyed (permanently uninhabitable) as a result of the fire  are eligible for a payment of $3,000 per home.

Affected residents whose homes were damaged but remain habitable as a result of the fire  are eligible for a payment of $1,000 per home.

http://www.harvey.wa.gov.au/home/bushfire-recovery-information

http://www.waroona.wa.gov.au/bushfire-recovery.aspx

Australian Government Disaster Relief Payments and Allowance

People eligible for the Disaster Recovery Payment – those who have lost their homes or suffered injury as a result of the fire– can access a one-off payment of $1,000 per adult and $400 for each child.

People eligible for the Disaster Recovery Allowance can access income assistance for up to 13 weeks, equivalent to the maximum rate of the Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance. This assistance is designed to help those employees, primary producers and sole traders affected by the disaster to get back on their feet.

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/western-australia-waroona-bushfire-january-2016

Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF)

The State Government donated $1m to the Waroona Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Appeal which has been distributed to affected individuals based on need within established guidelines.

http://www.appealswa.org.au/currentappeal.html

Child Protection and Family Support Emergency Assistance

The Department for Child Protection and Family Support can provide targeted support such as emergency accommodation, food, clothing, personal items and support services  such as counselling and financial assistance to individuals on an as needs basis.

Landgate

Landgate offer a number of services in the event of a natural disaster as detailed at the link below.

https://www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/9579/1194-Natural-Disaster-Sheet-A-B.pdf

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet will provide a boundary re-pegging service for residential properties where required at no cost to the property owner.