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How do I access the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund - Rapid Response Grant


Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund - Rapid Response Grant

Assistance is available to residents of the Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan who suffered personal hardship due to the loss or damage to their primary residence, property, furniture or personal effects as a result of the Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire. 

The Lord Mayor Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF) Board has activated a rapid response grant of $25,000 for everyone who has lost a home in the devastating Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire. 

The LMDRF board encourages grant applications from all owners and occupiers who have experienced total loss of property as a result of the bushfires.

The following criteria applies:

1. The applicant must be an individual who is an owner/occupier, owner, or occupier and has had property destroyed or damaged as a direct result of the Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire as defined by the area declared as a disaster by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (see https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/).

2. Multiple applications for the same address and category can be received if it has been confirmed there were multiple dwellings at that address and the Board is satisfied by reasonable means that separate households existed.

3. In the event multiple households live in one dwelling, only one application will be received.

4. Must submit a claim using the application to the relevant local government authority’s local recovery committee.

A Local Recovery Committee for the Shire of Mundaring has been established from representatives of the local government authority. 

The Local Recovery Committees will receive and assess claims and make recommendations to the Board of the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund on an appropriate level of assistance for individual claims.

Please be aware that the final decision regarding the extent of assistance for each claim rests with the Board of the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund. 

For those applying for assistance, please download the application form below. 

Created at 10/02/2021 11:35 AM by Natasha Turfrey
Last modified at 10/03/2021 10:47 AM by Natasha Turfrey
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