MidCoast Council begin flood recovery work

Flooding at Wingham Riverside Reserve.

MIDCOAST Council has begun recovery work after last week’s storm event caused extensive damage to roads, infrastructure and outdoor areas across the region.

At this stage, the total cost of damage is estimated to be between $5 and $10 million and Council will be applying for disaster funding to aid recovery efforts.

Simply Smarter BlindsAdvertise with News of The Area today.
It’s worth it for your business.
Message us.
Phone us – (02) 4981 8882.
Email us – media@newsofthearea.com.au

A state of natural disaster has been declared over the MidCoast local government area following the storm event on Wednesday 6 July.

In some areas, the rainfall was the heaviest single day of rain ever recorded.

On Wednesday afternoon, some stormwater systems in locations across the region became overwhelmed.

“This recovery is very much a combined effort with the NSW Police, SES, RFS, Fire and Rescue and the NSW Department of Communities and Justice – along with a range of local contractors – and of course our community,” said Council’s General Manager, Adrian Panuccio.

“We thank everyone for their assistance and patience during this difficult time.”

Roads right across the MidCoast were damaged and teams have been deployed to complete emergency works.

Some roads remain closed but all towns are accessible by alternate routes. For live traffic updates, visit https://www.livetraffic.com/.

Works to repair roads and infrastructure will continue as flood waters recede and conditions become drier.

Please note that people affected by debris caused by flooding should contact their nearest Waste Management Facility for advice on how to dispose of it correctly.

For contact details, go to https://www.midcoast.nsw.go.au/Environment/Bins-and-Recycling/Find-a-waste-facility.

Residents, businesses and primary producers who have been affected by the floods can also apply for disaster relief funding.

Information about the help available can be found on Council’s flood recovery hub at haveyoursay.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/flood-recovery-hub.

Council will continue providing updates as they become available.

Leave a Reply