Kurnell Storm Disaster Recovery Information

Update on Mayor's Disaster Relief Fund for Kurnell Residents

The Salvation Army Mayoral Relief Fund, which was established in the aftermath of the natural disaster at Kurnell in December 2015, raised a total of $323,948.

These funds have been fully distributed to residents in need under a range of categories, as well as funding community recovery programs.

The Clean Up Effort 

The clean-up effort was considerable. In residential areas, 2500m3 green waste was collected and mulched, 97 tonnes of domestic waste and a massive 142 tonne of building debris.

Assistance was also provided to residents wanting to rebuild with expedited building approvals as well as 232 trees planted to replace those lost in the storm.

Phases two and three of the clean-up effort focussed on the industrial areas and Council lands as well as the National Park, Crown Land and RMS owned property

Information for Kurnell Residents

Council understands the difficulties faced by the Kurnell community following the storm and tornado in Kurnell and would like to help by providing information and streamlined approvals processes: 

If you need to demolish your house

If you need to demolish your house, you will need to lodge a development application. We just need you to answer a few simple questions on the application form so that we can tailor the approval to your circumstances. Council will waive the fee and do its best to get the approval emailed to you within 24 hours.

If you need to undertake repairs and/or minor works

Most minor work can be undertaken without needing Council’s approval. This includes repair and replacement of your roof, wall cladding and windows, new carports, driveways, rainwater tanks, garden sheds, cubby houses, balconies, small decks and pergolas. Limitations on the size of structures and other controls apply to these works and should be checked first. As a rule of thumb, if you are replacing like with like you don’t require approval.

If you need to rebuild your house or undertake repairs that changes its size or shape

If you need to rebuild your house or have decided to change its size or shape, you will need to lodge a development application. Council has set up a team to fast track all development applications in Kurnell. We encourage you to engage a reputable company to assist you to prepare the application and have them talk to us about how we can best assist you. Council’s new planning rules under SSLEP2015 and draft SSDCP2015 are a good guide to helping you design your new house.

Helpful contacts

Support and Outreach 
Red Cross is conducting outreach in Kurnell and will be running a Disaster Recovery and Preparedness Project aimed at further assisting the Kurnell
ph: 1800 077 284
e: nswemergency@redcross.org.au

Emergency Relief
If you are in financial crisis and need assistance contact:

Salvation Army
ph: 1300 371 288
e: mirandasalvos@gmail.com

Wesley Community Services
ph: 1300 818 270

Advanced Diversity Services
ph: 9597 5455
e: info@advancediversity.org.au

ph: 9525 4971 or 9521 8280
e: welcome@oranainc.org

Reaching (food and material relief)
ph: 0411 575 733
e: contact@reaching.org.au

Psychological Support Services
If you are experiencing health issues (anxiety, trauma and/or depression) contact your General Practitioner (GP) and ask for a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan or call:

NSW Mental Health Access Line
ph: 1800 011 511

ph: 13 11 14

Youth Services
Project Youth operates a regular drop-in service at Kurnell Youth Centre:
ph: 9525 7919
e: admin@projectyouth.org.au

Headspace Miranda provides mental health services for 12 to 25 year olds:
ph: 9575 1500
e: headspace.miranda@cesphn.com.au

Kids Help Line:
ph: 1800 551 800

Services to assist older residents
BeConnected Community Services provides social support for older people (over 65 years)
ph: 9544 0104
e: danielle@neighbouraid.co


Address: marton, Kurnell

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