Snowy Valleys business owners have used a bushfire royal commission forum to air concerns about the time it has taken for the recovery process to get under way.
The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements held a community forum at Tumbarumba's Union Hotel last week.
Tumbarumba real estate business owner Julie Giddins, who also suffered damage to her cattle farm during the Dunns Road bushfire, said she told the forum the region was still having telecommunications issues.
"I'm concerned about the time it is taking for the clean-up. The government announced they would help with the clean-up but nothing has been done," Ms Giddins said.
"The mobile towers were down during the fires and the Optus tower was only back up [on Thursday].
"Also the lack of information and it has been a long since the fire and we still don't know what is going on, basically. It's frustrating."
Batlow residents have been advised that government-supported works to rebuild houses would be complete by June 30.
Mouats Farm owner and apple orchardist Greg Mouat said the NSW bushfire recovery authority had held a meeting in Batlow about starting works to clear burnt houses, buildings and sheds.
"They spoke quite extensively during the meeting on how the clean-up was going to proceed," Mr Mouat said.
"They were talking about having all the clean-ups of sheds and houses that the government is picking up the tab for, having that all done by June 30.
"The priority will be cleaning up people's houses so rebuilding can start as soon as possible, and then the outbuildings and sheds."
The Australian Forest Products Association chief executive Ross Hampton also attended the royal commission's forum in Tumbarumba to discuss the loss of 40 per cent of the region's timber plantations, which threatened 5000 jobs.
Mr Hampton said the state government's $46 million equity injection into the Forestry Corporation of NSW was a "welcome first step" in the "massive recovery effort" that was needed.
"The replanting effort, the recovery of burnt timber and the increased freight costs facing the industry are significant and we are working with the NSW and federal governments to manage these challenges," Mr Hampton said.