The clean-up continues in bushfire-affected areas of the Wingecarribe Shire.
Laing O'Rourke, the company appointed by the NSW Government to coordinate the state's bushfire clean-up program, is currently overseeing clean-up projects in Bargo, Balmoral, Bundanoon, Buxton, Colo Vale, Exeter, Moss Vale, Penrose, Wingello and Wombeyan Caves.
So far more than 50 localities across the Blue Mountains, Cessnock, Hawkesbury, Lithgow, Mid-Western, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Wingecaribee and Wollondilly regions are part of the clean-up effort.
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Work will continue over the next fortnight.
More than 2000 property inspections have now been completed across the state.
Laing O'Rourke reminds any residents or business owners who haven't yet registered their bushfire-damaged property that now is the time to log on to the Service NSW website or call 1800 007 539.
Laing O'Rourke clean-up Project Director Paul Barrie said that if your home or business was impacted by the bushfires, it was important you register for the NSW and Federal Government's free clean-up service as soon as possible.
"We need this to occur so we can avoid delays and plan to deliver the clean-up works as efficiently as possible," he said.
"If you have already registered, please check in with your friends, family and neighbours to make sure they can also utilise this free service."
If you have not already registered and would like to be involved in the clean-up program, now is the time to visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-opt-nsw-bushfire-clean or call 1800 007 539.
So far, more than 95 contracts for work have been awarded, with 99 per cent going to local or regional businesses.
Laing O'Rourke highlights this as "a big win for tradies, subcontractors and small business owners across regional NSW."
These contractors are providing jobs and hiring local workers, which is one really important way Laing O'Rourke and the NSW Government are continuing to help rebuild local economies across the region.
In the coming weeks, Laing O'Rourke teams will be contacting registered property owners and carrying out clean-up works in more than 300 localities across the State.
To see the full list of localities where we will be working in the coming weeks, please visit https://cleanup.lnbr.com.au/.
Residents with questions about the clean-up process can contact Laing O'Rourke by calling 1800 007 539 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the bushfire clean-up program, or to register for the free clean-up, go to www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-opt-nsw-bushfire-clean.