THE Equex Centre will continue to operate as it transitions from an evacuation point into an assistance centre.
The assistance point will have slightly reduced hours for the next three days and there will no longer be hot meals, but tea and coffee will be provided as well as staff on-hand to assist people.
The centre will now be operating from 9am to 5pm and further information on the centre's operation beyond Friday will be available as soon as possible.
People attending the centre were mistakenly told on Tuesday morning that the centre would be closing entirely, rather than changing its role.
The Riverina Police District Acting Inspector Maggie Deall apologised for any confusion or added stress this may have caused.
"This has caused a great deal of angst and annoyance within the community," she said.
"We'd like to extend an apology for any confusion and added stress this may have caused as our focus is and remains on the wellbeing of the people affected by these awful fires."
Services, help, advice and chaplaincy services will still be available from the assistance centre.
Accommodation is also still available and can be extended as needed. Displaced people are still encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite.
The Wagga Showgrounds for evacuated animals will remain open from 8am to 10pm every day until further notice.
The Department of Communities and Justice has advised that assistance is also available through the following contacts:
- Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444
- Accommodation: Link2Home on 1800 152 152.