A team arrived from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) last weekend to help support the Blazeaid bushfire recovery efforts in Yarrowitch and understand the work required in Nowendoc.
"The support from the ADF comes after the need was identified by the community at Yarrowitch earlier this month, and was secured after an application was made by Walcha Council through the NSW Office of Emergency Management," said Walcha Council general manager Anne Modderno.
"Walcha Council is also pleased to confirm that Blacktown City Council has kindly donated the use of a brand new 25 seater mini bus to support transporting BlazeAid volunteers from camp to the fence lines."
Walcha Council Mayor, Eric Noakes said the support Walcha Council had received from other city and far reaching councils, government departments and agencies had been overwhelming.
"We are thankful to have the support of the NSW local government industry for our recovery, especially the support from Blacktown City Council and the Australian Defence Force," he said.
"Council are pleased to continue our facilitating role in the recovery for our community members."
Blacktown City Mayor, Tony Bleasdale OAM said his was the biggest council in NSW and as it was so far untouched by the bushfires they were more than happy to step in and help where they can.
"This includes providing transport for the BlazeAid teams that are doing such a great job in the Walcha district," he said.
"Blacktown City Council is one of the key members of the Local Government Bushfire Recovery Support Group which has been established to match council requests for assistance with offers of people and equipment from councils not impacted by the bushfires. Councils throughout NSW, especially those such as Walcha Council, are doing a fantastic job supporting their communities in these difficult times."
Mr Noakes said the demand that last year's fire emergency has placed on regional communities and their councils was overwhelming.
"I am proud of both our community and of our council for the way we are supporting each other to recover," he said.