- Thursday 21 December 2017
The massive clean-up of storm-hit Beerwah and Landsborough is nearing completion with 30 streets now cleared of public and private property storm-related green waste.
Sunshine Coast Council crews, with the assistance of residents, SES and community groups, have spent 12 full days clearing, grinding and mulching the debris from the severe storm on Saturday evening, December 9.
Around 370 tonnes of green waste has already been collected by the Beerwah and Buderim waste disposal sites.
The offer of free disposal of domestic storm damaged green waste will continue at both Buderim and Beerwah Resource Recovery Centres until Sunday, December 31.
Division One Councillor Rick Baberowski today thanked everyone who had been involved in the clean-up operation.
“This has been a large logistical effort and I’m very pleased that we’ve well and truly broken the back of the job of restoring our towns back to normal prior to Christmas,” Cr Baberowski said.
“The way so many people in our community have come together to help out those affected has been very rewarding to see and shows the amazing spirit we have in our region.
“Some minor works still remain to remove the last of the storm debris and council will keep attending to those areas.
“It is important to remember that while we have just experienced one bad storm, there is always the possibility of more to come during the summer.
“We need to make sure we are prepared by going through a checklist that includes jobs like cleaning out gutters, trimming trees or branches close to the house, securing loose items in the yard and checking the roof to make sure it’s in good condition.”
The storm clean-up has included assistance from Red Cross, Lifeline, St Vinnies and GIVIT.
For tips on how to be prepared for an emergency, go to council’s Disaster Hub website – disaster.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.