REBUILD BLOW: Extra building red tape could stall fire recovery

Bronwen and Peter Jacobs, pictured in February, were looking forward to their community’s bushfire recovery but Mr Jacobs is now concerned residents will struggle to rebuild because of new fire ratings on properties in Wye River and Separation Creek. The ratings could make it too expensive to rebuild homes.

A SEPARATION CREEK resident says the State Government’s new fire ratings for the coastal community are “worse than horrific” and could stop landowners rebuilding.

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