20 Feb 2017
On Monday morning I visited areas impacted by the devastating Carwoola fires and thanked some of the people in the community who have provided vital services to those in need.
My heart goes out to the people in our community who have lost their homes, it is such a profound loss that often takes many years to overcome. I will be working hard to ensure that those who have been affected have all they need to recover from this devastation.
So many properties were saved by the actions of firefighters who worked tirelessly over the weekend to ensure that the fire was contained. Without the courageous actions of these women and men the impact may have been much greater.
The Queanbeyan and Canberra Regions have come together to truly demonstrate what community means. It lifts the spirt to see how many business, individuals and community groups have joined together to support those affected by the fire.
People wishing to make a donation can deposit directly into the Carwoola Bushfire Appeal account – BSB 032724, account number 362257. Donations can also be made in person at Westpac branches.
Telstra have also announced an assistance package for people of the Carwoola area who have been affected by the fire. For more information, please contact Telstra on 132 203 to report a fault on a service and register for assistance.