Retired police commander appointed bushfire recovery co-ordinator

RECOVERY CO-ORDINATOR: Steve Bradshaw has been asked to help bushfire-affected communities in the Warrumbungle Shire get back on their feet. Photo: File

RECOVERY CO-ORDINATOR: Steve Bradshaw has been asked to help bushfire-affected communities in the Warrumbungle Shire get back on their feet. Photo: File

Retired western region police commander Steve Bradshaw has accepted the challenge of getting communities devastated by bushfires in the Warrumbungle Shire back on their feet.

He has been appointed recovery co-ordinator by NSW Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant. Mr Bradshaw takes up the appointment with a “great deal of local knowledge and expertise” having served as recovery co-ordinator after the 2013 Coonabarabran fires.

Mr Grant said  the “response” to the bushfires was under way with a one-stop-shop for assistance being established in Coolah.  He said “maximum co-ordination of state agency resources” was crucial. Mr Bradshaw’s duties include sourcing accommodation for people in need and ensuring insurance companies are resolving claims.

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