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

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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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