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NSW bushfire clean-up to reach over 200 communities this month

Laing O’Rourke’s bushfire clean-up program is ramping up, with up to 120 clean-up crews working across over 200 different locations across the State this month, including the Clarence Valley.

Works have been ramping up over recent weeks as crews are bedded down across the State, clearing properties in as little as two days. In some locations, this has meant communities are already beginning to rebuild after their properties have been cleared.

Laing O’Rourke clean-up Project Director Paul Barrie said “while COVID-19 has introduced a new challenge to bushfire recovery, the project remains on track and Laing O’Rourke is determined to maintain momentum and keep delivering tangible help on the ground.”

“With a range of precautions in place to protect the community, our contractors and our staff on the ground, we’re pleased to be getting on with the critical job of clearing properties.”

“We look forward to ramping up even further in the weeks ahead as we work with local subcontractors to get the job done.”

In the coming weeks, Laing O’Rourke teams will be contacting registered property owners and commencing clean-up works in over 200 localities across the State, including more than 100 localities across the Clarence Valley, Kempsey, Mid Coast, Nambucca, Richmond Valley and Tenterfield regions.

To see the full list of localities where we will be working in the coming weeks, please visit: www.cleanup.lnbr.com.au

Residents with questions about the clean-up process can contact Laing O’Rourke by calling 1800 007 539 or by emailing nswbushfirecleanup@laingorourke.com.au

For further information about the bushfire clean-up program, or to register for the free clean-up, go to www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-opt-nsw-bushfire-clean