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Additional assistance for fire affected Barnawartha and Scotsburn


The Victorian Government today announced $340,000 additional assistance for the Scotsburn and Barnawartha communities affected by fires on 19 and 20 December 2015.

Support will be provided for local recovery initiatives following fires that destroyed houses, livestock, farming infrastructure and equipment.

A $100,000 fund will be set up to support recovery initiatives across the Barnawartha and Scotsburn communities. Local recovery committees will make recommendations on the best use of these funds.

Indigo Shire Council will also receive $60,000 in funding for a Community Recovery Coordinator to support community recovery.

Assistance provided for demolition and clean-up of properties in Wye River and Separation Creek will be extended to include fire affected properties in Barnawartha and Indigo Valley.

Clean up costs for properties and roads will be shared between insurers and by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

The assistance announced today is in addition to support already being provided under NDRRA, announced on 21 December.

Further information will be available on the VicEmergency website.

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