Step by Step

It takes a village…….to rebuild a village

A twist on this saying best describes the collaborative approach of Blue Mountains bushfire recovery services in supporting people as they take their next steps towards renewal.The Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, recently met up with the workers from Step by Step Bushfire Support Service as they completed the wind up of their project.

 The Manager Anne Crestani said "Step by Step could not have provided the high level of assistance to people impacted by the bushfires, without the collaborative efforts of the local bushfire recovery services network. "We have been fortunate to have worked closely with the local health, education, emergency services and welfare sectors to ensure that people have had access to the full range of high quality practical, financial and emotional supports that are available in the Mountains".

The Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said "The step by step Bushfire Support Service has been an invaluable asset to the bushfire recovery and bushfire affected communities in the Blue Mountains. The Step by Step team have provided an exceptional standard of service, offering highly personalized and professional support, and for that, I thank them on behalf of Bushfire affected residents, the Recovery Committee and the broader Blue Mountains community.

The success of Step by Step is due, in no small part, to the relationship between the many allied community services in the Blue Mountains that has developed and strengthened over time. Combined with the experience, skill and dedication of the Step by Step team, which was drawn from our local community sector, we were fortunate to have the capacity to deal with the recovery needs of the community, close at hand. I am confident that our community is better able to deal with disaster recovery needs in the future, thanks to the work of the Step by Step team. The Council, through the Local Recovery Team and supporting agencies, will continue the good work of Step by Step in providing ongoing support to our bush fire affected communities".


People wanting to access bushfire recovery information and links to goods and services can contact Council on 4780 5000



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