Snowy Valleys mayor James Hayes has asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to speed up projects and help the region get back on its feet after a devastating bushfire.
Cr Hayes made the request during a visit by state and federal leaders to Batlow and Tumbarumba on Wednesday.
Mr Morrison joined with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and Australian Defence Force Commander for the NSW bushfire response, Brigadier Mick Garraway, in meeting with bushfire affected primary producers, volunteers and community members.
Cr Hayes said the leaders' visit had been "outstanding" for the region.
"I think they have got a better idea of what the whole community faced during the bushfire," he said.
"They have spoken to various producers and horticulturalists ... they have looked at ways to get things back up and running as soon as possible and instil some confidence in the community.
"I have asked for some projects, which we have been advocating for, to be brought forward and to get some confidence back in the area."
Cr Hayes said an immediate federal bushfire relief grant of $1 million was "on its way" to the council.
"The PM said 'how useful is a million dollars?'" Cr Hayes said.
"I said it was a great start."
Mr Morrison and Ms Berejiklian met with RFS and SES volunteers, Fire and Rescue NSW, Defence personnel, NSW Police and people who were forced to evacuate during the bushfire at Tumbarumba Sports Ground.
Mr Morrison said the gathered crowd was made up of "amazing people" and thanked Tumbarumba for its welcome but did not address media covering the visit.
Ms Berejiklian said the state government was offering aid.
"We have spoken to farmers, everyone is in a different situation of course, but we have a one stop shop in Service NSW no matter your circumstances, whether it is state, federal or local funding," she said.
"We are encouraging everybody to get that assistance to make sure they know what they are eligible for because we have realised in these circumstances that everyone is in a different situation and we are trying to help as many people as possible."
State Wagga MP Joe McGirr also joined in the tour at different points, as did federal Riverina MP and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.
Mr Morrison was shown a mobile army medical station at Tumbarumba, where he asked about the efforts to treat people affected by bushfire smoke.
Eric and Mary Greenhaugh, from Rosewood, explained to Ms Berejiklian how they were forced to evacuate their farm and take their horses to safety.
"Before the Premier, before the Prime Minister came here here, we were just fighting back," Mr Greenhaugh said.
"The fire didn't beat us; we were getting ready to fight again when the fire gave up."
Commissioner Fitzsimmons said rain had "been a really welcome relief" along the Dunns Road and Green Valley bushfires.
"It has made a big difference ... having said that, it is not going to take too much for things to turn," he said
"We have already seen [on Wednesday] in western NSW temperatures up into the 40s, we have got winds up to 80-90 kilometres per hour and all that weather is moving east."
The Commissioner said the RFS was focused on creating fire containment lines.