A volunteer organisation is better equipped to preserve the future of wildlife, thanks to a generous donation.
Wildlife Rescue South Coast received two 35,000-litre water tanks from EnergyAustralia and BLN Transport on Friday, March 20.
"Historically, we endure a wild bushfire every 8 to 10 years. It is very difficult to evacuate and leave as this can induce life threatening stress to the animals," John from Wildlife Rescue South Coast said.
"We have always stayed and despite being on town water, we have found that we cannot rely on having water when we need it the most, as was the case in the December bushfires.
"With thanks to EnergyAustralia and BLN Transport, these tanks will help secure a future for the wildlife in both dry climatic conditions and any future threats from bushfires."
EnergyAustralia's Tallawarra power station chemistry specialist Evan Corbett came up with an idea to support the group in their post-fire recovery efforts.
He worked with Wildlife Rescue South Coast and made the donation of two 35,000-litre water tanks possible.
Tallawarra power station Asset Leader Jason Lee said: "Our hearts went out to everyone across Australia whose lives and homes had been impacted by these devastating fires.
Lee Luck from BLN Transport said he jumped at the opportunity when asked for help.
"We're really happy to do something for the community and after the recent bushfires, we were pleased we could help out in some small way," Mr Luck said.
Wildlife Rescue South Coast is a 100 per cent volunteer-run organisation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of Australian native fauna. The group has been operating for more than 30 years.
The Wildlife Rescue South Coast sanctuary is in Hill Top, in close proximity to the Nattai conservation area of the Southern Highlands.
This location is quite unique as when it's time for the wildlife to be released after care, they are still able to be closely monitored.