Mayor applauds volunteers as clean-up hits full swing

Published on 04 March 2022

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Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said council crews continue to work across the coast assessing - and repairing - damage from the recent weather event.

A statewide support hotline has been established for those seeking support – 1800 173 349.

More than 200 council staff are operating across the city as well as sub-contractors undertaking mowing and canal maintenance.

“Now the water levels are lower we can get in and do a better assessment. To date, we know 180 residential sites have been impacted. This includes water entering homes as well as widespread water inundation on to a property but not necessarily into the home itself,’’ he said.

“More damage reports may come through over the weekend.’’

Mayor Tate said the City applauded applaud the number of locals, including church groups, who have put their hands up and asked to volunteer.

“It’s clear we are facing nothing like the widespread devastation in Brisbane. That city’s famous ‘mud army’ has mobilised again and while we do not need that level of community support, our thoughts are with those in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and south of our border.

“On the coast, the most impacted areas in our city are Alberton, Currumbin Valley, Tallebudgera Valley and Elanora.

“Crews are helping one-on-one with home owners who have been impacted.

“Additional kerbside services are being delivered to targeted areas impacted by flooding. Our City waste and recycling centres are open as normal.’’

For community recovery information visit dashboard.cityofgoldcoast.com.au.

Volunteers and donations 

  • Anyone wishing to donate items should visit givit.org.au
  • Anyone wishing to volunteer should visit volunteeringqld.org.au
  • The City has partnered with both of these organisations who will coordinate these offers of assistance for us.