City of Logan Mayor Darren Power has praised the contribution of Australian Defence Force personnel who joined the Logan flood recovery effort today.
A 20-strong ADF crew, from Operation Flood Assist, helped clean 29 properties yesterday and today and participated in the kerbside clean-up in flood-affected suburbs this morning.
“These soldiers are really fit and able to do a lot of work in a short time, so it is very pleasing to have them on board,” Cr Power said.
The Mayor joined ADF personnel and Council staff and contractors to assist the clean-up of streets in Slacks Creek today.
“It was terrific to see residents come out and knowledge the ADF presence,” he said.
“They were really pleased, and so was I, to see these guys, Australia’s finest, out here doing work and assisting Council staff to get this huge job done.
“We should take our hats off to them all.”
The presence of ADF personnel and trucks will allow the kerbside clean-up to continue over the weekend in flood-affected suburbs.
It is expected the ADF will remain in City of Logan while there is a need for them to participate in the local flood clean-up.
The clean-up, repair and inspection of flood-impacted roads also is ongoing.
Six Council roads are still closed to traffic as repairs and structural inspections are completed. They are:
- Eagleby Rd, Eagleby
- Wharf Rd, Eagleby
- Begley Rd, Greenbank
- Ripley Rd, Lyons
- Tully Rd East, New Beith
- Undullah Rd, Undullah
Mollenhagen Road, at Stockleigh, is open although only one lane is available under traffic control as repairs continue. It is hoped the road will be fully opened by tomorrow.
Other flood recovery-related developments in the City of Logan include:
- For a complete list of flood-related community and business support, including available financial assistance and mental health support, go to Flood community support – Logan City Council. Council’s Flood Recovery Financial Assistance Package includes a $250 rates rebate for those residential properties inundated by riverine flooding.
- Three community recovery hubs are open from 9am to 4pm at Beenleigh PCYC, Caddies Community Centre at Jimboomba and Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre. The recovery hub hotline for support service and grant advice is 1800 173 349.
- Language support is available through a Recovery Hotline Interpreter service on 1800 173 349.
- Volunteers are still required to assist in the flood clean-up. Register through Volunteering Queensland at: Volunteering Queensland (volunteeringqld.org.au)
- Intensive onground and aerial spraying for mosquito larvae is now underway.
- All parks are open but cleaning and clearing of debris continues in many of the 230 parks flooded last week.
- Trails are closed in Daisy Hill Conservation Park and nearby Neville Lawrie Reserve.