The Black Summer Fires in the Bega Valley LGA caused widespread loss: with the destruction of 465 houses, 1098 outbuildings and hundreds of other structures damaged.
Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) relaunched bushfire recovery operations in the Eurobodalla Shire LGA located on the south coast of New South Wales, to continue the work in those communities who were devastated by the 2019/2020 fire season.
Operations were halted in late March due to Covid-19 restrictions, however with consultation with local and state authorities, DRA was able to recommence operations within certain areas with an adjusted format as a rolling operation featuring small and targeted waves of approx. 4 days duration (Thursday – Sunday) across the operation.
DRA was forced to pause fire recovery operations in March of 2020 in the Bega area with Op Ryan due to COVID-19. Work has since been able to recommence into the area with Phase 2 of Op Corkhill rolling to a new AO in the Bega Valley.
Operation Corkhill was run over two Phases:
PHASE 1 OP CORKHILL: Eurobodalla Shire (February – March 2021)
PHASE 2 OP CORKHILL: Bega Valley Shire (June 2021)
New South Wales Bushfire Recovery Operation
Area of Operations
Eurobodalla Shire and Bega Valley Shire
Recovery Taskings for Operation Corkhill
As part of Operation Corkhill, DRA provided the following capabilities:
- Damage and Impact Assessments
- Chainsaw work and tree removal
- Route clearance
Work orders completed
Community costs saved
New South Wales Bushfire Recovery 2021
DRA’s bushfire recovery operation in New South Wales