THE $3m clean-up of bushfire-hit properties in Tasmania's south-east is on track to be completed by the end of April.
Contractor Hazell Bros has finished work at 37 properties and six crews will continue working in Dunalley, Murdunna, Boomer Bay, Arthur Highway and Connelly's Marsh this week.
The State Government is covering the cost of the clean-up, which is expected to cost about $10,000 to $12,000 per property, The Mercury reports.
Bushfire Recovery Unit director Mathew Healy said some larger properties would cost more to complete.
So far, 300 property owners have registered and are eligible for clean-up works.
Mr Healy said the cost of cleaning up often came out of the property owner's insurance payouts, which left less money for the rebuild.
Those who are uninsured usually have to foot the bill.
"Given the size and intensity of these bushfires, we want to help affected communities to get back on their feet by removing the visual scars of these fires as quickly and safely as possible," Mr Healy said.
More than 150 consent forms have now been provided to Hazell Bros by insurance companies, with 140 still to be returned.
Property owners who have registered for clean-up with the Bushfire Recovery Unit are now urged to contact their insurance provider if they have not yet signed a consent form.
Residents can call Hazell Bros' on 0439 367 192 during business hours to check on the clean-up schedule.
Property owners who are yet to register should contact the unit on 1800 567 567.
Read more at The Mercury.