The clean-up continues in Logan with a mammoth effort in recent days, including assistance from the Australian Defence Force and Disaster Relief Australia, have helped dent the recovery workload but significant clearing work is still to be done.
Council’s waste facilities are still accepting green waste at no cost, no matter the size, but all loads greater than two cubic metres must be taken to council’s Browns Plains waste facility at 41 Recycle Way in Heritage Park.
For the six of the worst hit suburbs in the southwest of the city, a kerbside clean-up will begin on Monday January 8.
Collections will be done in a sequence that leaves the hardest-hit suburbs until last. This will allow council crews to clear vegetation from footpaths and will ensure Cleanaway trucks do not hinder the current clean-up.
The latter suburbs may not be serviced until the week beginning January 15. The order is: Park Ridge South, New Beith, North McLean, South McLean, Greenbank, and Munruben.
Green waste piles should be stacked neatly to make collection easier for council, and to reduce hazards to pedestrians and drivers in the area.
Council staff and volunteers are also door knocking impacted communities to assess properties still in need of storm damage assistance. Information cards are being left at addresses where no one is home.
Residents in need of assistance can get in touch with council at lccqld.com/StormHelp
Mayor Darren Power said council was preparing for another busy weekend ahead.
He said council staff and volunteers had been working hard throughout their Christmas break to support impacted families and would continue to do so until the job was done.
“The light at the end of the tunnel is visible now but we know there is still a long way to go,” Cr Power said.
“We’ve had everything thrown at us here, but our staff have been working day and night.
“Council’s role is coordination and for Council a lot of work happens behind the scenes, in addition to our crews out on the road.
“The more people on the ground, the quicker this gets done.”
Mayor Power has also welcomed a Queensland Government announcement, made yesterday, that $1 million of funding support will be made available to the City of Logan.
“We have a long road ahead and every dollar will drive our recovery efforts further,” Cr Power said.
To continue the assist with the clean-up, residents can dispose of storm-related waste at Council’s transfer stations at no cost.