Ipswich’s road to recovery without mounds of flood waste


The massive disaster effort in the flooded suburb of Ipswich is moving into a city rebuilding phase as piles of waste from the floods are cleared.

The chair of the local disaster management group, Mayor Teresa Harding, said the council quickly focused on providing additional waste management services in flood-affected areas and the hard work is paying off. .

“Council, emergency services, Australian Defense Force (ADF), volunteers and key stakeholders have been working around the clock since floodwaters began flooding homes,” Mayor Harding said. .

“The council has helped the community remove nearly 10,000 tonnes of waste, including 4,200 tonnes of flood waste, from the town.

“There have been over 8,500 visitors to the Riverview and Rosewood recycling and waste centers since the flooding began, and City Council collection crews have collected at least 1,000 tonnes of waste directly from affected properties. .

“Over 290 dumpster bins, which would have cost $150,000 in rental fees, have been delivered free of charge to help businesses in Ipswich clean up after this disaster.

“The community of Ipswich continues to be assisted by the ADF with over 180 people helping with the cleanup with 128 ADF lorries of waste collected so far.”


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