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Local Government Emergency Recovery Support Group

ByJulie J. Helfer

Apr 12, 2022

Following recent flooding, the Local Government Emergency Recovery Support Group (LGERSG) is providing advice-to-advice support to disaster-affected local governments in New South Wales.

This means councils responding to and recovering from disasters can now seek help from other councils in NSW who are able to help.

Several matches have already been made – with councils across the state providing flood cleanup, machinery, development assessment and customer service.

The municipalities concerned can request personnel, the loan of machinery and equipment or other tailor-made requests, if necessary.

The LGERSG makes meaningful contributions to councils that desperately need to free up their resources to be able to focus on the issues on the ground.

Thank you to everyone who has already been in touch to provide assistance. We encourage councils to continue to direct offers of support through the Local Government Emergency Recovery Support Group, so that assistance can be tracked and the best matches can be made.

Offer or ask for help

To request or offer assistance, please contact your OLG Council Engagement Officer.

OLG’s Board Engagement Team will then follow up and, where possible, match requests for assistance with offers of assistance.

Where possible, affected councils are encouraged to request work that can be done remotely from non-affected councils, to free up local resources for other tasks and reduce pressures on accommodation.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the LGERSG process, please email [email protected].

If you or your communities are affected by the ongoing flooding, please visit the Government of New South Wales Flood Information and Support Services webpage.