Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews made a welcome visit to Corryong earlier this week and he had good news for those affected by the bushfires that have ravaged the Upper Murray region.
The tax relief, which is immediately available, applies to those who have had their homes, land and cars destroyed by bushfire.
That is indeed welcome news for those whose properties and possessions have been destroyed by fire.
But while that tax relief is going to provide much-needed government assistance to those on the ground in the Upper Murray, there's something that we, as residents of the Border and North East, can do as well.
And that's by spending our money in the Upper Murray.
Outside of the direct impacts of the fire, the economic impacts on the regions at the centre of this incredible bushfire event will be enormous.
In coming weeks and months, a simple way we can help that is by going and supporting the region and these businesses with some of our hard-earned dollars.
UPPER MURRAY BUSHFIRES IN PICTURES:
Part of our plan to get these regions back up on their feet should be to look at the other constructive, direct ways we can make a positive difference on the people of the Upper Murray.
Have lunch at the Upper Murray Community Bakery, fill your car with fuel in Corryong or head to the Man From Snowy River Bush Festival in April.
If you can, as a family, look at the ways you can visit and spend some vital dollars in these communities now and into the future.
The Upper Murray is full of terrific people and while there's no doubt they'll welcome any government support they get, we're sure they'll get a bigger kick out of seeing folks from Albury-Wodonga supporting their wonderful community.