Waste fee relief for bushfire-affected residents in Turramurra

Published on 22 November 2019

The NSW Government has today announced that it will waive waste levy fees for Ku-ring-gai residents disposing of bushfire-generated waste.

The NSW Minister for Local Government the Hon. Shelley Hancock has announced that the state government will waive the waste levy fee for residents disposing of bushfire-generated waste in areas that have been declared bushfire Natural Disaster Areas.

Ku-ring-gai was declared a natural disaster area following the bushfire emergency in the Canoon Road area of South Turramurra on Tuesday 12 November.

Fire retardant was dropped from the air during the emergency to halt the rapid spread of a fire in bushland adjacent to Canoon Road and surrounding streets.

Ku-ring-gai Council staff have since been assisting residents to clean their houses of the fire retardant.

The announcement means that the waste levy will be waived until 29 February 2020 for residents who wish to dispose of items damaged during last week’s bushfire emergency.

Waste facilities have been advised to ensure the waste is bushfire generated before they can waive the Government’s waste levy.

For more information about the announcement visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au/news 

 

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au