Council wants clarification on $10,000 business grants as part of bushfire recovery

COUNCIL sought to clarify fire-affected businesses’ eligibility for Federal Government grants during yesterday’s ‘virtual visit’ to the region by head of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency, Andrew Colvin.

Rural City of Wangaratta Mayor Dean Rees said the two hour meeting, which also involved representatives from Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield and Wodonga councils and Tourism North East, offered locals clear reassurance that the government “had not forgotten about the bushfires” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The visit was organised and hosted by Helen Haines (MHR, Indi), following her invitation to Mr Colvin in January to visit the region and hear about recovery on the ground.

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