The efforts of MidCoast Council's building and environmental health taskforce hasn't gone unnoticed.
Cr Len Roberts praised the taskforce, which was established to provide specialist support to property owners impacted by the devastating bushfires last summer, at the June 24 ordinary council meeting.
"We have suffered some severe devastation and there has been some sort of rebuild and regrowth and we're finding that by having this particular process in place," Cr Roberts said.
He said MidCoast Council and the taskforce had proactive engagement with resilient landowners about their current and future requirements.
"I think this is a good thing for the community," Cr Roberts added.
The taskforce continues to provide resources to assist owners with the recovery, clean-up and rebuild of buildings on their properties.
This approach was taken to provide a single point of contact for property owners and State agencies.
Council's environmental health role in the process is issuing clean-up notices for asbestos removal.
Council has so far issued 77 notices, with 12 sites deemed satisfactorily remediated.
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Early contact was made with property owners, who were identified by the NSW Rural Fire Service and Service NSW, that had a dwelling destroyed or damaged during the bushfires.
So far 22 development applications have been lodged with council for the construction of replacement buildings.
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