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Bega Valley Shire Council’s Black Summer recovery response recognised for excellence



Green shoots growing in burnt forest from bushfire

Bega Valley Shire Council has been recognised for its response to the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020. Photo: David Gallan.

After battling bushfires, floods and the global COVID-19 pandemic, Bega Valley Shire Council has had its work in disaster recovery and response recognised for excellence by its peers.

Council was honoured with the Disaster Recovery/Emergency Response Management (Population Under 100,000) Award – largely for its work during and after the Black Summer bushfires – at the NSW Local Government Excellence Awards held in Sydney on Thursday, 3 June.

Bega Valley Shire Council Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick said the award highlights the dedication and quality of the staff response to the many challenges of 2020, during…

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