The City of Logan’s storm recovery switched into a higher gear last week as power was restored to most homes and more clean-up crews hit the ground running.
Despite wet weather continuing to hinder heavy vehicle movements in the city, efforts remained focussed on restoring access along local roads and removing storm-related waste.
More than 700 clearing and maintenance jobs are being progressed by council’s road recovery crews, with multiple chainsaw teams continuing to cut large fallen trees into manageable pieces for removal.
Two hundred tonnes of general storm-related waste – equivalent to the size of a blue whale – has been received from more than 1300 locals across council’s five waste and recycling facilities.
More than 9000 residents have disposed of storm-related green waste.
At council’s Logan Village waste facility – closest to the city’s storm-ravaged suburbs – self-haul numbers were up 40 per cent compared to last year.
Residents who cannot transport green waste to a council facility should continue to stack it neatly on the kerb.
Localised clean-up information now online
Meanwhile, residents are being encouraged to visit council’s dedicated storm recovery page online.
The page can be found at: www.logan.qld.gov.au/storm-recovery-updates
A new suburb by suburb works schedule is now available on the page to help residents prepare for the arrival of clean-up crews in their area.
The page also puts current information on financial relief, mental health services and general clean-up efforts at the community’s fingertips.
Mayor Darren Power has praised the efforts of council recovery crews, and the resilience of the city’s storm impacted residents, as works continue.
“Whenever the weather permits it, our staff are on the ground because they know that with every road cleared, and every tonne of waste processed, we get closer to restoring life as our community knows it,” Cr Power said.
“Our administration staff also continue to manage an enormous workload behind the scenes, as we coordinate recovery efforts, respond to resident’s queries, and continue the important day-to-day function of our city.
“I am immensely grateful to our hard-working teams for their effort day in, and day out to get our city’s families back on their feet.
“We are also glad to be working hand in hand with many dedicated local volunteers and contractors in this mammoth recovery effort.”
Council crews are also working hard to restore the liveability of local streets, with mosquito management teams still out in force.