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NSW bushfire recovery clean-up

The NSW and Commonwealth Governments are jointly covering the clean-up costs of residential and eligible commercial properties destroyed in the NSW bushfires since 1 July 2019.

Laing O’Rourke Australia was appointed in late January 2020 as the managing contractor, responsible for leading the clean-up of properties across NSW, working with Public Works Advisory. Qualified local contractors and suppliers were engaged, where possible, to deliver clean-up services to ensure the clean-up operation maximises local knowledge and expertise and assists local economic recovery.

From end July 2020, Public Works Advisory has taken on the management of any new registrations, in addition to a small number of isolated properties in challenging locations, to ensure that no one is left behind. For more information click here. Registrations remain open and impacted property owners who would like their property cleared can still register at Service NSW or call 13 77 88. Registering helps deploy resources to communities and enables owners to provide consent for crews to undertake work on their property

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Committed to safety during COVID-19

Public Works Advisory plays a vital role, delivering essential services and infrastructure across NSW. We are committed to ensuring this continues throughout these difficult times and into the future.

As we confront this unprecedented situation together, our clients and stakeholders can be assured the safety of our people and the communities we serve is our number one priority. We closely monitor advice from the Australian and NSW Governments, and have implemented a series of measures that reflect these principles.

While the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue working with clients and stakeholders, to ensure our policies and ways of work always reflect the advice of Government.

Greg Hill, General Manager, Central Darling Shire Council

"PWA and Central Darling Shire have had a productive and positive relationship for many years. Their support on several civil engineering projects in Wilcannia and surrounding villages has been invaluable."

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Prequalification Schemes

Find out more about how to apply for one of three NSW Government Construction Prequalification Schemes