The Information Centre established by the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) to assist residents affected by the West Terrace fire at Bankstown will close today.
LEMC Chairman, Matthew Stewart, said more than 170 residents have been assisted over the past five days.
“It’s clear by the drop in numbers that the residents have now been able to source the information and assistance they require,” Mr Stewart said.
“The residents had many questions for the Strata Managing Agent and the building’s insurance company, while Housing NSW, Centrelink and the Red Cross assisted in other areas like accommodation.
“The residents have received a flyer with contact information if they require further assistance.
“I want to take the opportunity to thank police, fire and rescue, welfare agencies and especially the SES volunteers who manned the information centre, for their assistance.”
Residents of 4 West Terrace will be able to return to their homes once work, being carried out to make the building safe, is completed to the satisfaction of NSW Fire and Recsue and Bankstown City Council.
Last Friday, Council imposed further orders on the owners and strata management of 4 West Terrace. These are in addition to those already imposed.
The additional orders require: