Clean-up collaboration to maximise insurance benefits

The State-led Wooroloo Coordinated Residential Clean-up Program is making good progress with the first on-site clean-ups on track for early April.

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The steady progress of this clean-up program is due to the collaborative approach taken by the Shire of Mundaring, City of Swan and State agencies to ensure the affected residents are well informed and supported during what can be a very emotional process.   

A significant amount of behind the scenes work is happening at the State-level to organise and co-ordinate a clean-up of this size and complexity, and one area of focus is the impact it has for residents with insurance.

The State government is working directly with the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) and its members to ensure the clean-up program helps maximise the insurance benefits available for insured residents. 

The ICA is the representative body of the general insurance industry in Australia, and on Tues 23 March State government, ICA and more than ten insurance companies met to discuss the clean-up program and associated insurance matters.

DFES State Recovery Coordinator Graham Swift commended the ICA and its insurance members with the work they are doing. 

“By ensuring clean-up savings are passed on to policy holders you are improving outcomes for the affected and traumatised community,” he said

The State government encourages affected residents to speak with their insurer to clearly understand the insurance benefits to them by taking part in the clean-up program.

For further information from the ICA about the clean-up and how it relates to your insurance policy please read this fact sheet (PDF).

The Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-Up Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.