Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council launches appeal for Carwoola residents

DAMAGE: There are reports of at least 15 homes destroyed in the Carwoola fire. Photo: Jay Cronan
DAMAGE: There are reports of at least 15 homes destroyed in the Carwoola fire. Photo: Jay Cronan

The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has launched an appeal to help those affected by the bushfire in Carwoola.

The appeal will kick off at Saturday’s NRL trial between the Raiders and the Knights at Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan.

Volunteers will roam the crowd to collect donations.

Council administrator Tim Overall will tour the fire grounds on Saturday morning with Rural Fire Service representatives.

“This is heartbreaking for our community and while we will never be able to replace what has been taken from these families, the establishment of the Carwoola Bushfire Appeal fund will allow the community to come together and support those who have been affected,” Mr Overall said.

“One of the most enduring aspects of our Local Government Area is the tremendous community spirit and that has been particularly evident following yesterday’s events with a number of offers for assistance already coming through.”

Donations can be deposited into the Carwoola Bushfire Appeal account – BSB 032724, account number 362257.

Donations can also be made in person at Westpac branches.